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Coal is sold for $3 per ton in Princeton.
The slanderer is himself what he accuses others of being.
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*.
Vol. vi.   No. 46.
$2 a Year, in Advance
V., V. & E. Building Rapidly — Line
Located to Hope in Few Days.
Orders have been issued from Great
Northern head office at St. Paul for all
contractors on the V., V & E. west of
Midway "to keep out of the way of the
steel" which has now begun to arrive in
the yards at the end of the track. As
soon as frost is out of the ground, and it
promises to be early this spring, track-
laying will bes-in west of Midway, which
accounts for the above order. Tiemakers
are scarce along the line, but with the
help available fair progress is being made
A tracklaying machine will be used when
the work is begun.
The only point where any delay in
tracklaying is anticipated is at the big
tunnel near Oroville which, under nor
mal conditions will not be completed
before the middle of June. Day and
night shifts are employed on all heavy
work, which may be increased to three
eight-hour relays. From the tunnel to
Princeton is easy, the graders losing sight
of tracklayers all the way if nothing un-
forseen should occur.
The C P.R. is said to be planning simultaneous attacks on the Similkameen
from three points: Spence's Bridge, Midway and Penticton. From the latter
point to Swan lake, about 25 miles, considerable stretches of grade were made
years ago under the Columbia & Western
charter, all of which can be used in present construction.
Private advices state that right-of-way-
men Snapp and Anderson will be in
Princeton shortly to complete purchase
of line to Otter Flat.
Engineers Crenshaw and Ambourn will
finish locating in about ten days, which
will complete the line to Hope.
Fire Committee Receives Generous Contributions to the
Purchase Fund.
Organization of Fire Brigade will be
Accelerated by Mass Meeting
of Citizens.
W. Gosnell of Nelson arrived early this
week to superintend the construction of
tfi&large brewery which is being erected
on Vermilion avenue by the Nelson Brewing Co. A big force of men are employed on the structure and a gang of ice
harvesters are at work laying down stock
to keep cool the thirsty ones when the
thermometer is well up in the 90's next
summer. The brewery will be up-to-date
in all its appointments and a first class
beverage will be manufactured. In time
no doubt the bops and barley will be
grown in this section to supply the de
mand created by this industry. The prolific growth of hops on Princeton town-
site for ornamental purposes is proof of
the suitability of both soil and climate
for their cultivation.
A number of hotel men from outside
points have been in Princeton during the
last eight or ten days looking for sites'
on which to erect hotels. Two or three
deals are  in  process of negotiation but
as yet.
The board of trade met Thursday night
to receive the report of the committee
appointed to collect money for the purchase of fire protection appliances and
to consider the question of fire brigade
organization. Those present were Messrs.
Thomas, Willerson, Cowan Summers,
Groves, Kydd, Campbell, Jackson, Swit
zer and Wright.
The report of the above committee was
most gratifying,insomuch that the amount
collected was largely in excess of expectations and will enable the brigade to
begin with the most needed tools and
appliances for fire-fighting purposes. A
further considerable sum will, no doubt,
be forthcoming from those temporarily
absent and from others yet to be solicited.
The property owners with but one or
two exceptions, contributed readily and
generously on invitation, others will yet
give as their means permit. The following is a list of contributors : J. H. Jack
son, A. E Thomas, C. E. Thomas, H.
Cowan, J. R.Campbell,J. G. Macdonnell,
G. Murdock, Summers & Wardle, W. H.
Switzer, F. W. Groves, A. Bell, J. M.
/Wright, J. Wallace, Dr. Schon, C. O.
French, T. M. Day, H. H. Thomas, C.
Willarson, The A. E. Howse Co., L'd, W.
Messrs. Campbell, Summers and Cowan
were appointed a committee to immediately expend the money raised in procuring fire apparatus and place same in position ready for service.
The board ordered that a public meeting be called for next Thursday at 8 p.m.
in the rooms for the purpose of organizing a brigade. Every male citizen is invited to attend.
The matter of advertising Princeton,
thus giving it greater publicity to the
outside world, was discussed, the consensus of opinion being that the townsite
company should largely aid in this as it
would be the greatest beneficiary.
' Board adjourned.
1 Nap. Malette, of Nelson, arrived in
'Princeton Wednesday on a business visit.
'He will build a hotel providing a suitable
\site can be acquired.
J. Hughes, recently arrived in town,
will erect a dwelling on his block of
real estate fronting on Bridge street. He
is convinced  Princeton is a safe invest-
ucuis aic  iu   uivvcaa ui ucguuauuu uul a ment and acts accordingly.    He is a typo
no actual transaction has been  reported ) though out of the printing business for
!. years.
Legislation will be Sought to
give all Workers Weekly
Day's Rest.
Protestants and Catholics Alike Favor
It—Reply by Secretary to the
Daily News
[Believing in the need of a weekly day
of rest for man, beast and even the machine the Star has no apology to make in
publishing the following letter addressed
to the Daily News, Nelson, in reply to
an editorial appearing in that paper. The
Lord's Day Alliance is doing a noble
work in striving to attain Dominion legislation to secure one day's rest in seven
for all laborers and wage earners. During the French revolution it was enacted
that one day in ten should be given to
rest but it was found impracticable and
unnatural, the return to the seventh day
of rest being found necessary. Any legislation that will improve the physical and
moral condition of all classes of laborers
will have the endorsation of all right
thinking men The question is now in
the field of politics. Both parties in the
house of commons, it is believed, will
almost unanimously favor the legislation
asked for :—Ed.]
" To the Editor of the News, Nelson :
" Friends in the Kootenay have sent
me clippings from the News of recent
dates in which you editorially attack the
.Lord's Day Alliance and its proposed
Dominion legislation. Kindly, in fairness, permit the cortection of some of
your most glaring misstatements.
1. "The poor man, who cannot afford
to keep a carriage, will be debarred (by
the passage of the proposed Act) from
giving his family a cheap outing by car,
steamboat or train," and again it "would
deprive working people of the only opportunities they now enjoy of spending
a few hours in God's out-of-doors." These
barefaced misstatements are made in the
same issue, I understand in which the
draft act itself is printed, incredible and
impossible though this seems.
Now, what does the proposed Act say ?
Clause 1 prohibits on Sunday "Anyone to
do, or employ any other person to do on
that day any work, labor or business except as herein provided." Clause 2 excepts f.om this prohibition "any work of
necessity or mercy" and enumerates certain sorts of work which it expressly declares shall be considered "works of
necessity or mercy. Among these (subsection 5) specified exceptions is "the
conveying of travellers." Are not
' travellers" people who are conveyed by
car, train, or steamer, or otherwise? Yet
the editor of the Nelson Daily News with
these words under his eyes, publicly pens
the statement that by the enactment of
the measure these wicked Lord's Day
Alliance people are asking for, the "poor
man will be debarred from giving his
family a cheap outing by car, steamboat
or train." Is this a fair sample of the
intelligence and fairness of the Daily
And should you take cover under the
assumption that "travellers" means only
those going on a long journey, I need
only remind you of the famous English
Ale House decision, which governs in
Canada and which held that anyone
going a distance of three miles is a "traveller," and the still more conclnsive
decision of Judge Rose in the Hamilton
Street Railway case, which held that a
man going from his house to church a
few blocks away is a "traveller." Absolutely the only limitation the proposed
Act places upon travel of any kind by
any mode of conveyance is when Clause
5 prohibits "excursions for pleasure."
This means, of course, gotten up excursions of a public character accompanied,
as they almost invariably are, by clamor,
carousal, and often still worse things.
Is it not enough that people should be
able to go where.they please on Sunday
on regular cars, trains or steamers in a
quiet and orderly way ?
2. Again you say "it will be unlawful
to hire a boat, a buggy, or a horse" on
Sunday. In the light of what I have
said in answer to the former misstatement, I need scarcely add . a word in answer to this. All that is covered by the
exception "works of necessity or mercy"
as these words have been interpreted by
our courts again and again.
3. Again you say "to go fishing or
shooting on Sunday is to commit a criminal offence" under this proposed law.
Absolutely nothing is said about fishing
in the measure, directly, or indirectly—
that is about fishing as a sport. Clause
2 prohibits the business of fishing, as all
other business. This is now prohibited
by other laws. It surely ought to be
prohibited as much as any other business
—in the interests of the employees concerned, that they be protected against
being robbed of their rest-day rights/
"Shooting at any target, mark, or other
object" is prohibited. This is aimed at
rifle and gun practice on Sunday.    *     *
The game of British Columbia and all
the rest of Canada except Quebec and the
island of Vancouver and in the British
Isles, is now protected on Sunday by the
game or other valid laws. In B.C. it is
the Sunday Observance law. This is in
force oniy on the mainland.   *    *
The eastern papers are criticising our
measure as being "over broad," for example, the Hamilton Herald, which has
never had a reputation for narrowness.
The fact is the measure is as broad as the
reasonable protection of the toilers in the
enjoyment of their rest-day rights will;
permit.     And all  we ask for it is a fair
[Continued on page 3.],
.FEBRUARY jjjj Ift,„. 1906
The Similkameen Star
Published Weekly at
The PrincetonsPublishing Co.
A. E.  Howse, Manager.
One Yettr,
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,    .-   • 63|$H
Advertising rates furnished on application.
Legal notices 10 and 5 cents per line.
Four weektjj insertions constitute one month
All cheques to be made payable to
The success attending the efforts
of other towns and cities throughout the western part of Canada and
the United States in the matter of
giving wide publicity' to the attractive features of their respective localities is worthy, of;emulation by
citizens of Princeton. In some of
these places the work of the corporative and civic authorities is supplemented by associations whose
sole ■ purpose is to advertise the
town, city or district as the case
may be. Spokane has* an association which aims to increase the
population to 100,000, and Greenwood, Calgary, Midway and other
towns are also moving along that
line.    Why not Princeton?
There .will be a great upheaval,
not only of railway dirt, but of
social, economic and commercial
conditions in the Similkameen' this
year." 'Thousands of railway laborers, speculators, business men, mechanics, miners, prospectors and
investors will come as a- natural sequence to the railway and the opening up and development of a rich
mineral district. In this influx
there will be some who will, need to
have the gentle influence of an invitation to make them feel at ease
and at home in a strange town.
To have some person and rooms
where strangers could go and re^
ceive courteous attention and be
supplied with maps and reliable
general information of the town
and district would approach, the
work done by tourist associations
in the larger cities of B.C. The
benefit of tourist associations has
been proven beyond all doubt and
while the expense of their management and distribution of printed
literature in connection therewith
would be too great for a town like
Princeton, the cheaper plan above
suggested will commend itself. A
live board of trade could do much
to assist in this matter.     -. |gj
Princeton has all the natural advantages for making it the metropolis of the district. It can be approached and environed with railways from all the cardinal points of
the compass—an unique feature for
towns in mountainous countries
—all trails centre here and it lies at
the confluence of two iarge water
ways. Mineral, agricultural, and
timber resources form the setting,
so to speak, of this pearl of great
natural attractiveness and beauty!
Nothing can blight the prospects of
a town so situated butajjhe callous
inclifference and stagnant condition
of its citizens. As is often observed
in the west a poorly situated place
with wide-awake, go-ahead people
will soon outstrip a town more favorably located having a population
of lazy-bones and knockers. Too
much dependence,"therefore, cannot
be placed upon situation! There
must be thervital accompaniments
of !brains and ceaseless activity. A
community standing dead on 'its
feet need "'not be" surprised to find
its opportunities and- prospects
taken away if good use is not made
of them while they may.
Advance, Princeton ! Forget the'
past years of hardship and depression. Shake off the old, somnolent,
feeling and put on the newest phase
of western development and intelligent progress. Years of waiting
and inactivity, must now give place
to action. Do not let others reap
where you have sown. That deathly
slumber stealing . over the senses
is an invitation to dangerous rivals
at our gates to take everything in
sight.    Awake !   Awake !
is rather amusing,;', coming as It
does from the Weekling's gasbag
and coal T>anipulatpr.    ";.'|^
feed s uimffls:
Thos. Hunter, Proprietor.
Offices: Penticton r»
and Princeton. %&
Correspondence i\
Bought &Sold
Corbould & Grant
Barristers, Solicitors, ,&c.
New Westminster, B.C.
J. R. GRANT.'--
The McBride, administration is
evidently tottering to a self-imposed
doom. Last- week the narrow majority of two barely saved the government from an enforced appeal to
the .country. As it is, everything
seems to point to dissolution at the
end of the present session. Liberals should not be caught napping
but make immediate choice of a
candidate. Having in mind the
unfortunate fiasco attending the
last local Liberal convention, which
lost the riding to Mr. McLean, it
would be well to pre-arrange all the
details of candidacy and settle the
question of selection as far as possible before convention takes place.;
To dp this a strong man, of acknowledged ability and if possible
of some previous legislative experi
ertce or qualification should be fixed
Upon. The Liberal associations
Should 'get busy.' • ra|$$?ij£
The Victoria Week is a rank
Tory organ and McBride's personal
apologist and bodyguard. Its servility is best shown by an attempt
to bespatter with the mud in which
it exists ■ the well known ability of
Smith Curtis, ex-M.P.P.. It is
generally admitted that as a member he was a most effective speaker
and very industrious and attentive
to his duties. His investigations
by royal commission entailed a vast
amount of labor, more, perhaps
than the Weekling scribe is capable
of in a lifetime. The name he applies to  Mr.  Curtis,  "gasometer,"
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. . -     -      mm
Sixty days after date I intend to apply to the
Chief Commis|ijo.iier of I.ands a.nd Works to. pur
chase 40 acres., cf land 'situate, ill tht
.Yale division<- 'of. Yale district and de:
scribed as follows: Commencing at a post 2-* chains
south of the N.'K. corner of M. Bresnik's pre-
!fifn'lft',o.nj.thjjn5ejl0uth.ro chains, thence -wsest 20
chains.'thence north 20 chains, thence east 20
chains to poiiibof'boihthencement  ■ ■   '•'
•»f)..        M.i'RTIN BRESNIKV:
■ Qtter Valley, Jan '8,1006. .   :■■   >'
Red Buck and Bornite  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.  879999, 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.
Duke of  York and Blue  Bird  mineral claims,
situate in 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 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
jof s'uch certificates of improvements!
Dated this 1st day of December, 1905.   "
"  C JE. SHaW, P.L.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 mini
ing division of Yale district.   Where located:
In Voigt's camp.
Take notice that I, C. je. Shaw, agent for M. A.
Voigt      free   miner's    certificate    No    B79944]
intend  sixty  days   from   the   date   hereof,   to
apply  to the Mining Recorder  for" certificates
of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining
Crown grants of the above claims.
And further take notice that action, under sec
tion 37, must be commenced before the issuance
of such certificates of improvements.
Dated this 30th day of November. 1905.
No. 2, J. W. .Hill, Unj^ed.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
datf 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.
Highland, Bachelor, Nicola and Triangle Fiac-
tion mineral claims. Situate i.i the Similkameen 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'scertificate No.
B87545> and G. Ph.ilp 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 actjHn, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance
of such Certificates of Improvements.
DatedJEfiis 28th day of December, A.D. 1905.    .
NOTICE is hereby given that sixty d»s aftel
date I intend, to apply'to the Chief ComMssionei
of Lands and Works for permission to purchase
400 acres of mountain pasture land, described as
follows: Commencing atthe north-east corner of
•lot«H92 thence north 60 chaftafs, the.ncejwest 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.11.92, thence east 40 chains to 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 fqr 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.
J. G. McDonald, Agent.
I Dated; Dec. 2nd, 1905.
Notice is hereby given that application
jvill be made to the Legislative Assembly
of^tbe province of British Columbia, at
itshext 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 soirne point at or near
Oseyoos on the International Boundary,
running in a- northerly direction along
or hear 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 hear Sicamous'
along- the course of the Spallutncheen.
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.1
northerly direction along Niaola Lake to.
upper Nicola river ; thence.northeasterly-
along the'upper Nicola river to a point at
or near Salmon river, followihgthe course
of that river to a point at or near Salmon
Arm, all in the Province of British Co-'
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 andmaintain 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 I
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 Companv, and to acquire
lands, money bonuses, privilegesor-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 arev
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 10, 1906
[Concluded from page i.]
field and no favor. The Roman Catholic
and Anglican archbishops are known by
all to take a very broad view of what is
permissible on Sunday. They are, one
and all, strongly supporting the L.D.A
in seeking the enactment of the law in
question. So also are the Dominion
Trades and Labor Congress and the great
mass of labor men. Why not the Daily
News also ? Is it afraid for its own Sun
day edition ? If so, why not say so, and
fight fair?" J. G. Shearer,
Gen. Sec. L D.A.
A sitting of the licensing court will be
held in the court house on Feb. 24 to
consider applications for hotel license
from J. G. Thynne, G. P. Myren and
Chas. Cameron.
Coal Agent—I see your coal bin will
soon he empty. Better let me supply ycu
with a couple of tons. Consumer—
Where does it come from ! Agent—Na-
naimo. Then they both cracked a smile
and winked a. wunk. Funny-world, this
is! !
Lewis Thompson and wife have removed from Copper mountain and will
be residents of Princeton. Mr. Thompson is a qualified law practitioner in Scotland and lacks only an exam, to become
a member of the bar of this province.
Meanwhile he is capable of doing conveyancing and notarial work.
Mrs. A. Bell left for Vernon on Thursday's stage;where she will meet her parents^! a visit -to Mrs. Rennie, another
J. R. Campbell and Vic Ryder have
been photoed by A. Murchie in athletic
costume while in the attitude of sparring.
Both are proficient in the "manly art"
besides taking an active interest in other
sports and games.
J. Macdonald of the Hedley Lumber
Co. was in'town Thursday night on business.
William Wilson, contractor, left Thursday morning for Summerland on what is
reported to be a very delicate mission
No one suspected anything until he
.leapt into his saddle andvthen gave orders
to have his house curtained, carpeted and
otherwise made ready for the reception
of two made 'one.' Well done William,
may your lives be one prolonged, happy
dream. Next! Let the good work keep
right on until bachelors are no more.
Try the Neverslip Horse Shoe which is
hard to equal for deep snow or ice. Sizes
j to 5.    H. G. PAIGE, Nicola. *
Dominion parliament meets March 8.
Robert Stevenson and Samuel St. Onge
are both old pioneers, having met here
for the first time in 30 years when they
packed into Cassiar during early days.
j  FOR SALE—A Three-Year-Old Hol-
stein   and Jersey cow.     Will calve in
Apply  to  A.   F,   Mackenzie,
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.
fhe City Pii§ Store
PRINCETON - - -       B.C.
m W£g"*®
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Can be had at all first-class hotels throughout the province.
Sole Agents*
The Canadian Bank of Commerce
CAPITALta-$io*ooo,ooo   -   -   REST~$4,5oo,ooo
TOTAL RESOURCES [Nov. 30, 1905] $98,000,000.
^££lfinO& lF$$Sf%fr Interest allowed on deposits of $1 and
^^9mWmmMm0%9  m^mmmmmm. UpWarcis.     Depositors subject to
no unnecessary delay in withdrawing funds.
Ratilruiir W  Mail Deposits may be made and withdrawn
Dalllilllg V/   1'iaii by mail. Special attention given to this
class of busings.    Drafts and Money Orders issued on all points.
A General Banking Business transacted.
A branch of this "Bank is now open at Penticton.
-        •   the    Iffe -
Quaker Brand
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*
*£*&■'<£    <2&     H     *£    '*&     <£<£*£
Bank of Montreal
Capital all 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.CM.G.
Savings Bank Department SrS^M
credited twice a year.    Withdrawals without delay.
Banking business of every description undertaken.
RonL-inn' \W\r  IVlitil  Deposits may be made and withdrawn by mail.   Out of town ac
DtflOlVing  "j   *■'*■**■" counts receive every attention.
The Nicola Branch Is now Open.
A. W. STRICKLAND, - Manager.
Banking by Neil—
Accounts of parties living at a
distance receive our special attention. Deposits can be made through the mail, and sums added
thereto and withdrawn at any time. Drafts issued payable at all points
in Canada and abroad.
HEDLEY BRANCH L. G. MacHAFFIE, Acting Manager.
PH0T0fUPH|R Wrir«Hs,«c
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, Jjear and
Kelly creek camps.
Good   Fishing   and   Boating
P. O. Address, ASPEN GROVE.
y \
IBjEBRUARY   IO,   1906
Has now in stock and is constantly receiving large shipments of Si
General Merchandise
and is prepared to supply all
kinds ot goods at lowest prices
Mail oners Promptly Fined
Wood, m
Vallance &
MURALO'S 1st quality
Cold Water Sanitary Calcimo
Inicola lake HI
llMThe Electric Process
The Hotel has been thoroughly renovated and refitted.
Everything First Class. qpv.
No pains spared to please the public.
Table supplied with best the market laffords.
Fine Wines, Liquors and Cigars..«*U;
Oil        TELEPHONE*   :        ||BATH.   |||i
Headquarters for Princeton, Spence's Bridge and Kamloops
Stage Lines.
50   YEAR^o
Navy m
Largest Sale in Cafiada
Trade Marks
CopvjjfftsHTS &.C.
Anyone sending a sketch and description may
quickly ascertsfto our opinion free whether an
invention is probably patentable.   Communlcai*-,
ttons strictly confidential. HANDBOOK onRatents
sent free. Oldest agency forsecuring patents. >
Patents taken through Munn & Co. receive
special notice, without charge, in the
Scientific American,
A handsomely illustrated weekly. T.nrgest- circulation of fitiy scientific journal? Terms, *3 a
year: four months, $L Sold by all newsdealers.
MM &Co.361Broadw?0ew York
Branch Office. 625 F St- Washington, D. C.
I Advertise in the Star.
February io, 1906
Instructor—What is the meaning of the
word "confab?" Shaggy-haired Pupil—
It comes from "confidence" and "fable."
It's the beautiful little story the bunko
man hands you when he's ropin' you in."
"Do you think a little learning is a
dangerous thing?" "Possibly. But it
isn't half so dangerous as the same
amount of ignorance."
Mamma (at the breakfast table)—You
always ought to use your napkin, Geor-
gie. Georgie—I am using it, mamma.
I've got the dog tied to the leg of the
table with it.
Blobbs—When I get up to make a
speech I feel as though I had forgotten
everything I ever knew. Slobbs—What
an ideal witness you would make in an
insurance investigation.
Dr. Sophronia Fletcher of Cambridge
is hale and active at the age of 91. In a
criticism of a somewhat emotional and
bombastic character, Dr. Fletcher said
the other day : "This gentleman reminds
me of a friend of mine, a woman, now
dead these many years The woman,
with a tragic air, rushed upstairs one day
and cried to her maid : •' 'Celeste, put my
curling iron in the fire at once. James has
been bitten by a mad dog.'" "'Ah,
brave madame!'" said Celeste, "'ma-
dame is going to cauterize the wound.' "
" 'No," said the lady, " 'but I am going
to curl my hair so I can run for the doc
Aunt Jane—Now, Jacky, never try to
deceive anyone. You wouldn't like to
be two faced, would you? Jacky—Gracious, no ! One face is enough to wash
these cold mornings.
If   Princeton
■    Meat f'
Wholesale and Retail Dealers in all
Kinds of Meat.
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.
Synopsis  of Regulations   Governing
the Disposal of Dominion Lands
within the Railway Belt in
the Province of British Columbia.
ESTABLISHED 1890. •   j
Analysis of Coal and Fireclay a Specialty.
Complete Coking Quality Tests.
Reliable PLATINUM Assays.
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%
and 1% cents each. Shingle bolts, 25
cents a cord. All other products, 5 per
cent on the sales.
A license is issued so soon as a berth is
granted, but in unsurveyed territory no
timber can be cut on a berth until the
licensee has made a survey thereof.
Permits to cut timber are also granted
at public competition, except in the case
of actual settlers who require the timber
for their own use.
Settlers and others may also obtain permits to cut up to 100 cords of wood for
sale without competition.
The dues payable under a permit are
$1.50 per thousand feet B.M., for square
timber and saw logs of any wood except
oak; from V2 to 1% 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 Jand owned by him
in the vicinity of his homestead, the re
quirements of the Act as to residence
may be satisfied by residence upon the
said land.
Application for a patent should be made
at the end of three years before the local
agent, sub agent or a homestead inspector.
Before making an application for a
patent the settler must give six months',
notice in writing to the commissioner of
Dominion lands at Ottawa, of his intention to do so.
Deputy of the Minister of the Interior.
Ottawa, Feb. 4,1905.
*     centrally  located.    Membership   solicited.
E. Waterman, W. H. switzbr,
President. Secretary.
H. Cowan Treasurer.
. Prices are the If M
Second Consideration I
in our Grocery Trade
infill is First Alwip.
You miss many good things—you
don't have as mtfch 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.
A. I itwse Co,
February io, 1906
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Tfte  Town of
British GoiumMa.
,EAUTpjLLY SITUATED at the Forks of the Similkameen and Tulameen Rivers.   The BlISINESS CENTRE for^the following: Mining Camps:—   Copper Mountain,
Kennedy: Mountain,   Friday,  Boulder and Granite Creeks,
Summit, Roche River,   Upper j Tulameen and Aspen Grove.
overnment   'Hoa
it©#®S a m
For the $imiHkatneen:Disti*$Gf
Enormous Agricultural Area to Draw from
PRESENT   PRICES   OF   LOTS==^From $3.00  to   $iolPer |Front   Foot.   Size of   Lots   |j|
50x100 Feet and 33x100 Feet.     Terms===One=Third Cash; Balance Three and Six ITonths
with Interest at Six Per Cent Per Annum. i$M '■':"'!:$m I^^P
Send for Map and Pr^ge List  to
Resident  Manager ip|
Agents for the CANADIAN ORE CONCENTRATION, LIMITED. (Elmore Oil Process.) g


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