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Railways will develop Coal resources of Princeton.
Seek patience: It humbles in prosperity and cheers in adversity.
The opportunities for successful investment are not often presented to any individual; to discern the time and place to make speculative purchases
which will prove money-making requires cool calculation; think over the opportunities for legitimate speculation in Princeton, then follow reason.
Vol. vi.   No. 40.
$2 a Year, in Advance
t money orders and postal notes
paid a#ffie Princeton post office indicate
the growing importance of this section
when compared with other places. The
total paid was $4877, or nearly $402 more
than the next highest office in the
The Star is loth to use valuable space
replying to almost another column of
childish, evasive twaddle which appears
in the Hedley Gazette re the above paragraph. If,the Gazette will maliciously
persist in reading into that paragraph a
meaning and an interpretation that the
words do not convey and were not intended to convey-then all hope of making its editor admit his error must be
abandoned. Perverse and wilfully blind
to the literal and true meaning of the
paragraph as he is the Star emphatically
objects to his thrusting a spurious meaning into its mouth.
The growing importance of this section as compared with other places is
completely verified when the postinastei-
general's reports for the two years 19045
are examined. In the latter year Princeton increased $1700.20 in "money orders
and postal notes paid" while Fairview increased in the same year $271 29. Both
places have government offices. And
there are other places in the province, if
comparisons were made, which would
show Princeton's "'growing importance"
_to as good advantage. But the Star has
neither time nor space to further show
the insensate and hypercritical Gazette
wherein it blunders and distorts the
meaning of an inoffensive paragraph.
The Gazette's ignominious backdown
from the challenge made by this paper'
to put up $ioo fully vindicates the Star
and ends this part of the controversy so
far as it is concerned. Things have come
to a strange pass if Princeton cannot take
the credit for what is its proper due without the jealous-eyed Gazette throwing
mud at it and its institutions. Far better
for the Gazette to devote more space in
boosting its own town instead of knock
ing other places and persons.
Regarding typhoid and the alleged insanitary condition of Mr. Prather's place
it is a well known fact that the disease
can only be contracted by the germs of
some previous case. It cannot be produced by faulty sanitation alone. The
disease was brought to the Prather home
from elsewhere and the implication of the
Gazette that it was due to ''unsanitary
conditions" is unfounded and denied by
the family. For such reckless aspersions
the Gazette should, at least, apologize.
No self respecting journalist would ever
divulge the name of a correspondent, ex-<
cept in court, yet the Gazette publishes
Mr. Winkler's name in an endeavor to
hide its own shame, if it has any, and put
the onus of publication of a personal
matter a year ago on another. But we
leave the Gazette to the tender mercies
of the offended party, whose letter is
unavoidably left over.
V.,V. & E. Construction is in
Full Swing and More
Men Wanted.
Contracts to be let on Princeton Section
Early this Spring—Lay Steel
First May.
J H. Kennedy, chief engineer of the
V.,y. & E. and Major Anderson, right-
of-way agent, arrived in town Tuesday.
Mr. Kennedy states that construction is
making good progress and that contracts
will be let here soon. He discredits the
report that Chinese would be given contracts. Right of-way through Princeton
will be 400 feet wide which Maj. Anderson will shortl3' purchase.
The report of Princeton public school
for the month of February gives the total
attendance of r7 pupils, 309 days. Names
of pupils who have not missed a session :
Asa, Ray and Hazel Bombard; Edna,
Doris and Jacic Lyall ; Effie Morrison ;
Ralph, Marie and Charlie Murdock
Mr. and Mrs. St. Onge went to Penticton this week, vvhere they will reside for
a time, returning here in the summer.
1 W. Gosnell, manager of the Princeton
brewery, left for Nelson last Sunday and
will return with machinery and apparatus
for the manufacture of beer.
Birds, flowers and the straw hat, these
are   unfailing   indications of   beautiful
Ispring and  they  are all here.    Next, a
I game of tennis or baseball.
Tink French and co-owners will begin
work on the Jennie Silktnan in a few
days with a view to proving the merits of
this fine mineral property located on
Copper mountain. The Silkman is crown
granted and perfect in title.
Angus Lamont arrived home Wednesday from Eramosa, Ont, where he was
born, but which he had not visited for
forty years. He enjoyed his visit very
much but is glad to sniff the halesome
air and rest his optics on the bonnie hills
of Princeton once more. He had many
inquiries about this country from old
tilicums whom he advised to get in on
the ground floor here and make a bunch
of money quickly.
A. F. McDonald, railroad contractor,
arrived from Midway on Wednesday.
W. H. Switzer, manager of the bank
of Commerce here, has been transferred
to Winnipeg, leaving Thursday on Reve-
ly's royal mail coach. ^t-While here he
made a host of friends and fell in love
with Princeton.     In   the  board   of
trade he was a very efficient secretary and
an excellent authority on questions of
finance. He leaves with the best wishes
of everybody for his success and happiness.
Folly of Misrepresentation in
Trying to Dispose of a
Mining Property.
Mineral Resources of British Columbia
are Without a Parallel in the
Western World.
Editor Star—Sir : Anyone who has
examined mines long for himself or others
will, I believe, readily admit that it is far
more easy to obtain capital than it is to
secure a prospect or mine that will bear
out what it is represented to be and a
business proposition with it. This statement may cause surprise to many claim
owners and good prospectors, most of
whom see little of the commercial side of
life and who have been repeatedly baffled
in every attempt to get financial aid for
properties of merit, but it is a cold fact
conceded by all well posted \a-mining
A defective title, huge commissions
over and above the net price, unbusinesslike propositions, the promoter's utter
lack of experience, principle, or influence are a few of the burdens that the
legitimate side of mining has to bear
and are the cause of many failures in the
sale of mines. But, in an experience of
over forty years in most of the great
camps in the examination of prospects
and mines in all stages of development
and conditions, including many fruitless
trips with their attendant cost and hardship, convinces me that the climax of all
obstacles in the successful disposition of
a mine or in securing funds is : Misrepresentation. It matters little whetherit is
done by accident or design or from a
standpoint of policy it is ultimately as
foolish as it is futile and leaves in its
wake a train of evils that at times almost
staggers faith in humanity, and it is today the most serious problem that the
great mining industry has to contend
The profession of the man who is by
nature and experience equipped to inspect a mine, note all the strong and
weak factors of the district and make an
honest, clean cut report and 'protect his
principles, is a rare and valuable acquisition. The leaser is the best expert in
the world. He usually represents all the
factors that develop high grade prospects
into big camps. The ability that fits a
man to inspect mining property compels
him to be a keen judge of men as well as
of rocks—the former is by far the most
difficult puzzle to solve. There is no
laboratory in which the various specimens of lunacy can be analyzed that we
must often come in contact with, especially when greed constitutes one of the
chief factors.   This honest butsometimes
visionary type of man forms a great factor
in the evil we have to deal with in mining life. This intense spirit of greed,
mingled as it often is, with various forms
and degrees of insanity, starts at the
top of the system, permeates every strata
of social and business life, infuses itself
into every process of mining and industrial life, on down till it enters into and
mingles with the tailings of humanity.
The number of people afflicted bv this
malady are more numerous than supposed and infest every community.
There are also many forms of intoxication that are not caused by drinking
adulterated whiskey. People who are
supposed to be sober and in a normal
state of mind do such mean and foolish
things that the average drunkard acts
like a sensible saint compared with them.
From the moment these strange hallucinations take possession of a certain class
of people and become identified with a
mine they dissolve partnership with all
the common and business sense they possess, believing there is no further use for
grey matter, that it is all luck. Nature
seems to have equipped them to act the
fool for the benefit of the mining fakir,
who manipulates these crude notions relative to mines to his own advantage and
to the detriment of the camp and the sore
disappointment of many.
That is one factor in the game—they
are the anvil to receive the blows, the
other side is the hammer to give the
blows jind exists in the shape of a combination or ring composed of a fiscal agent,
an engineer and chemist somewhat careless of their professional honor, a professor or geologist filled with far-fetched
and technical phrases, a pretended prospector who develops his claims usually
and forever with an axe and lead pencil."
These usually complete the ring, all of
whom are filled with everything except
a knowledge of mines and ore. The
strange part of it is that no human effort
'can induce this clique to select or accept
a property of any merit. If such were
the case it would condone the crime to
some extent and lead to the discovery of
a mine. They surround their tale with a
halo of myth and like the gold brick
swindler they rarely approach the liberal
spirited man of affairs but select the most,
penurious man in the community who is
insanely avaricious and who thinks .he is
buying $1000 in gold for $100, knowing
he is robbing some one of $900. He is
as guilty as the operator and if the mischief stopped here no great harm would
be done. One must feel the need of
supernatural powers to even check this
torrent of corruption and ignorance that
has attached itself to mining and medicine, both prolific fields for the vendor
of quack schemes.
This province has done much to discourage exaggerated reports of mines,
but continual effort and vigilance is the
price of success.     The truth  is grand
[Continued on page 3.I
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March 3, 1906
.The Similkameen Star
Published Weekly at-
The Princeton Publishing Co.
A.  E.   Howse,  Manager.
One Year,   -    -    -    -    -    -    -----$2.00
Payable in Advance.
Subscribers will confer a favor on this office by
promptly reporting any change in j address or
irregularity in receipt of their paper.
Advertising rates furnished on application.
I,egal notices 10 and 5 cents per line.
Four weekly insertions constitute one month
All cheques to be made payable to
" Prince Rupert!" That is the
new, high-sounding name given the
terminus of the Grand Trunk Pacific at Kaien Island. What a pity
that name should be tarnished so
early in its career and blur the page
of history in connection with one
of the blackest transactions that
ever disgraced a government. In
this conspiracy to defraud, the people of B.C. of over two million dollars worth of land, the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works,
" Hon." Robert Green, is the leading figure, the other conspirators,
including an adventuress, being
mere grafters of the ordinary type.
The Commissioner's lack of all
-sense of honor and responsibility
for the people's possessions, his violation of the oath of office and utter
disregard of the trust imposed
thereby, reprobate far beyond the
limit of toleration or excuse and
still adding to the enormity of his
offence by a farcical investigating
committee of the house which per
mits him and his grafter friends to
answer only such questions as they
choose, all of which is enough to
warrant political banishment for
himself and the administration of
which he is second in importance.
It is the most humiliating blow ever
dealt to the people of this province
to have a minister of the crown
descend to the level of persons of
unsavory repute and associate with
them in thsir homes and.be subject
to their influence in a scandalous
robbery of the public. Respectable
persons of every political creed demand his immediate resignation or
The Vancouver World has unfolded the "inwardness" of this
whole transaction with such marked
ability and clearness that quotations
cannot be otherwise than very interesting. And here the Star, with
not too great digression, wishes to
add its earnest appreciation with
that of the general public to tbe
valiant and successful efforts which
the World made in the celebrated
Jackson poison case; in the crusade it is now making against poisonous quack medicines and latterly
its powerful diagnosis of the poison |
Green, with which the McBride
ministry is afflicted. The World is
deserving of every praise in its able
championship of the people's rights.
Would that there were more newspapers of its stamp/ But let us
quote :
"Read this  and  draw your own
conclusions : Larsen, Bodwell, Matthews  and  Anderson   were  in the
secret- of   the   Kaien  island grant,
while the public had not the advantage of the information   designedly
kept secret   by  the government for
twenty   months  and   these  parties
were able  to make locations of adjacent  tracts   for   speculative  purposes.    Messrs. Bodwell, Anderson
and   Matthews  are Liberals.    Mr.
Larsen  is  a foreigner—a Swedish-
American,   very rich,   very  selfish
and very speculative.    He supplied
the money and the  steamer for explorations  and   surveys,   made  his
own bargain with  the  government
and   the  railway, and paid Anderson and the surveyors for their services.      For  twenty   months    Mr.
Bodwell kept the secret agreement
in his pocket, only he, his partners
named above and the 'Conservative'
government being aware  of its existence.    This   agreement proposed
to deliver to the G.T P. Co. 10,000
acres  of  reserved   land,   at   Kaien
island, for terminal purposes at the
rate of $1 an acre."
The World is mistaken in saying
that Bodwell, Matthews and Anderson "are" Liberals. Men who have
no more regard for the chastity of
their political party than to become
tbe'willing tools of a tory minister
in a big steal forfeit all claim to be
enrolled as liberals. The door oust
be barred to all such. The conservatives are welcome to them, but
liberals must refuse them any part
or recognition in their councils and
weed them out of the party.^; Further :
"The untutored savage has put
the Chief Commissioner and the
rest of the government to shame.
The organs announce that the tribes
at Kaien island have sold to the
G T.P 14,000 acres of reserve land
at $7.50 an acre. The government
sold 10,000 acres in the same vicinity to the same company at $1 an
acre and says it is the best bargain
ever made for the province. The
government got $10,000 for 10,000
acres ; the Indians receive $105,-
000 for 14,000 acres."
And that is- the deal which the
first Conservative government of
B.C. calls "businesslike and in the
interests of the- people." Away
with such rot! Let the "hon."
Bob Green and his colleagues learn
wisdom and honesty from the poor,
uncultured barbarian. Better hand
over the lands and works department to the unlettered siwash who
can make so much better bargain
than the chief commissioner.
"Anderson admits he received
$10,000 in cash in addition to salary and expenses -from Larsen in
payment of his services and- that he
retained a one-sixteenth interest in
the townsite property on the mainland to the south of Kaien island."
published the oldest paper printed
in the Similkameen. Will he forget his poor, inquiring friends here
.now that he is in "clover ?"
" Companies Act, 1897."
THIRTY days from date I intend to apply to
the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works
for licenses tovprospect for coal on the following
described lands, situated in the Similkam'een-
division of Yale district three and one half miles
south-east of Princeton:
Commencing at a point on the north line of
lot 815, 4o chains west of the north-east corner
of said lot 815, thence north 80 chains,  west 8p j
chains, south 80 chains, east 80 chains ,to point
of commencement. P. E. DOOI.ITTLE,
per F. W. Groves, agent.
This is the "Jimmy" who located
of   political    gangrene,   or   "Bob" i in Princeton in the early days  and
I hereby certify that the " Oregon &
British Columbia Mining and Developing
Co., Ltd.," has this day been registered
as an Extra-Provincial Company under
the "Companies Act, 1897," to carry out
or effect all or any of the objects of the
Company to which the legislative authority of the Legislature of British Columbia extends.
The head office of the Company is:
situate at the City of Portland, Multnomah County, State of Oregon.
The amount of the capital of the Company is "one hundred and fifty thousand
dollars, divided into one millipn five
hundred thousand shares of ten cents
each.. 42^1
The head office of the Company in this
Province is situate at Copper Mountain,
Princeton, B. C, and Robert Cramer,
miner, whose address is the-same, is the
attorney for the Company (not empowered to issue or tiansfer stock).
The^Company is limited.
Given under my hand and seal of office
at Victoria, Province of British Columbia,
this- 26th day of January, one thousand
nine hundred and six
[L.s.] S. Y. WOOTTON,
Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.
The objects for which the Company has
been established and registered are :—
To develop mining claims and to
operate mines and mining properties for
any of the previous metals, and to engage
in -said -business only, with power" to do
all things pertaining thereto in the mineral States and Territories of the United
States and in the Province of British
Columbia in the Dominion of Canada,
and when necessary or convenient for
carrying on the business of mining fur
the precious metals; to acquire in anv
of tlie above territory .by pmchase, con
demuation, exchange, location, appro
prialion, or in any other manner whatso
ever, or in any manner whatever; to
receive, own, hold, use, operate, please,
supply, mortgage, sell, or otherwise dispose of, in any part of the above territory,'
mines, mining property, ores, deposits of
mineral, rock, earth, water, water rights,
power, light, electric piants, reservoirs,
canals, flumes, ditches, pipes, tunnels,
aqueducts, dams, sights, rights of way or
other easements, mills, smelters, converters or other machinery, saw-mills,
stores, hotels, boarding-houses, vessels,
tramways or any other kind of property,
both real and personal, coal and coal
lands, coke and cokeing plants ; to contribute in any manner to the expense of
promoting, constructing, improving, or
maintaining in any of the above territory any of the works, however owned,
which, in the judgment of its Board of
Directors for the time being, may be calculated, directly or indirectly, to advance
the interest of the Company in the
mining for the precious metals, and "to
buy or otherwise acquire, hold, guarantee,
pledge or contract with reference to, or
otherwise dispose of, in any manner, the
shares, bonds, obligations or other securi
ties of this or of other corporations, com
panics, or of individuals ; to exercise or
acquire any rights, franchises or privileges
which may be deemed necessary, le
quisiite, useful, convenient, incidental or
auxiliary to any of the purposes, objects
or things herein, and to carry out or perform any of the matters, things or purposes aforesaid that in the judgment of
its Board of Directors for the time being
deems necessary to advance the interest
of the Company, or may, from time to-
time, by its by-laws, resolutions or otherwise determine necessary or convenient
for carrying on the business of mining
for any of the precious metals.
Commencing at the south-east corner of P. E.
Doolittle's coal claim -thence   south 80 chains
thence west 80 chains, thence north 80 chains,
thence east 80 chains to point of comme'neement.
per F. W. Groves, agent.
Commencing at the southeast corner of P, E.
Doolittle's coal claim, thence north 80 chains,-
thence east 80 chains, thence south 80 chains,
thence west 80 chains to point of commencement.
- per F. W, Groves, agent.
Commencing at the south-east corner of P. E..
Doolittle's coal  claim,  thence south  80 chains,
thence east 80 chains,  thence north 80 chains,
thence west 80 chains to point of commencement.
per F. W. Groves, agent.
Commencing at the south east corner of lot
2049, thence south-80 chains, thence east 80
chains, thence north 80 chains; thence west-80
chains to point of commencement r*'£w?£'
per F. W. Groves, agent.
Located the 9th day of February. 1906.
Princeton, B.C.
Red Buck and Boanite mineral claims, situate in
the Similkameen mining division of Yale
dsstrict. Where located : on Kennedy mountain. .
Take notice that I, T. C Revely, free miner's
certificate No. B79999, acting for myself and G.
W. Allison, free miner's certificate N0/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.
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" ilear
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 south-"
erly 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 femes, and to build, acquire,
own and maintain wharves and docks in
connection- therewith, and ,to build, acquire, own, equip and maintain steam and
other vessels and boats, and to operate
the same on any navigable waters ; and
with power to build, equip, operate and
maintain telegraph and telephone lines
in connection with the said railway and
branches, and to transmit messages for
commercial purposes, and to charge tolls
therefor, and to generate electricity for
the supply of light, heat and power ; and
with power to expropriate lands for the
purposes of the Company-, and to acquire
lands, money bonuses, privileges or other
aids from any government, municipal
corporation, or other persons or bodies,
and to lev}' and collect tolls from all persons using, and on all freight passing
over any of such roads, railways, ferries,
wharves and vessels built by the Company ; and with power to connect with"
and make traffic or other arrangements
with railway, steamboat or other companies ; and to exercise such powers as are
granted by Parts IV. and V. of the
"Water Clauses Consolidation Act ; " and
for all other necessary or incidental
rights, powers and privileges in that
Dated the 5th day of January, A.D.1906.
Tupper & Griffin,
Solicitors for the applicants.
"   centrally  located. ■ Membership   solicited,
E Waterman, W. H. Switzk*.
President. Secretary.
H. Cowan Treasurer.
Advertise in the Star.
March ^-1906
[Concluded from page i.]
enough here. It surpasses the fiction of
other places. But misrepresentation will
injure and shackle progress for the mines,
or the men who use it. It will tend to
destroy confidence among responsible
intending investors, who are needed and
whom we must look to the old cities of
wealth for. After all, the progress of the
industrial and commercial world rests
upon confidence, labor and honor moie
than upon money. Every lie destroys
confidence, every truth builds it up—the
truth is genuine, the lie is spurious therefore the conflict between honest methods
in mining and fakes resemble the difference between the counterfeit and the
genuine dollar.
The struggles and failures and grand
successes of mining life are the same as
in other occupations. The western world
owes its "wealth and civilization to the
pioneers of mining. The same business
factors that created the millions of Marshall Field make millions for W. A.
Clark. Geo. R. Hearst's name would sell
a mine in the East or in London. Honor
and human nature are the same in a mining camp as in New York or London,
with a few good attributes in favor of the
miner—there is one law that leads to suc-
f£jc!£ss for those who-desire to sell or develop mines on reasonable terms. A mi.«
representation cannot be long concealed,
but terms can always be modified.
The  resources of B.C., from a mineral
a 1 agricultural and climatic point of view
- are without a paiallel in the western
world. This fact is beginning to dawn
on the outside world and is admitted by
all who are familiar with the province.
Two great competing lines of railroad
will give easy access to all parts of Similkameen district. The vast wealth of
p.ower that can be generated irom the
numerous big streams, the great area of
coal and timber in  proximity to the sea-
- board are such mighty factors in the
econo my of things as to be beyond com
putation. Everything points to the rapid
uevelopment of all these resources, < s-
pecially the mineral, all of which invites
thousands of people and millions ofmon
ey to this section.      John F. Lei<and.
Try the Neverslip Horse Shoe which is
hard to equal for deep snow or ice. Sizes
1 to 5.    H. G. PAIGE, Nicola. *
Highland, Bachelor, Nicola and Triangle Fi action mineral claims. Situate in the Similkameen Mining Division of Yale district.
Where located : In Aspen Grove camp.
Take uotice*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.
B87540 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 lake 1 oticethat action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance
of such Certificates of Improvements.
Dated this 28th day of December, A.D. 1905.
$ ^ flR ^ R flfl -fl fl 'ftR *Vfl
Quaker Brand
Thos. Hunter, Proprietor.
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.
The City Drug store
are grown and packed
among the Quaker commu=
nity of Prince Edward
Colony, Ontario,
The Garden
of the Bay of Quinte District
celebrated for growing
the finest flavored fruits
and vegetables
iR*        in the world.
J. R.
l^OTIOE is hereby given that sixty days after
{ g date I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission*;!^
.purchase 612 acres more or less of mountain pa -
ture land Mtjated in Kamloops division of Yali
district, on China creek,.about two miles northwest of Princeton, and descri1 ed as fol'ows :
Commencing at the S E. corner of lot No. 276
thence 46 chains to the T*stline of let q6g t en-e
north 120 cha'ns, thence west 60 chains, thence
south 60 chains to the north line of lot 276.
thence east 14 chains to the N.E. corner of lot
276, thence so ..th 60 chains to point of commencement. C M. SNdWD^f
Dated Feb. 12, 1906.
.  /
Sixty days after date I intend to apply-to the
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works to purchase 40 acres of land situate in the
Yale division of Yale district- and described as follows: Commencing at a post 20 chains
south of the N.E. corner of M. Bresnik's preemption, thence south 10 chains, thence west 20
chains, thence north 20 chains, thence east 20
chains to point of commencement
Martin bresnik.
- Otter Valley, Jan 8, iqo6.
A. R. COLL., SC. D.,
Civil and Mining Engineer
Map of Surveyed Claims on Copper
and Kennedy Mts. and Surveyed
Lands around Princeton: Price, $2.
PRINCETON.     - B. C.
All reliable grocers sell them,   ask for them,
and take no substitute,
for there's none just as good*
«^r*«^^f*e^f*      *&     **#     ^     *&    4&    *&
Bank of Montreal
Capital all paid up, $14,400,000.     Rest, $10,000,000.
Balance to Profit and Loss Account, $801,855—Total Assets, $158,232,409.
HONORARY PRESIDENT, Rt. Hon. Lord Strathcona and Mount Royal, G.C.M.G.
PRESIDENT. Sir Geo. A. Drumtnond, K.C.M.G.
Savings Bank Department STt^^'M
credited twice a year.    Withdrawals without delay.
Banking business of every description undertaken.
Deposits may be made and withdrawn by mail,
counts receive every attention.
Banking by Mail
The Nicola Branch Is now Open.
Out of town ac
Th£ Canadian Bank of Commerce
CAPITAL«$io,ooo,ooo   -   -  REST—$4,500,000
TOTAL, RESOURCES [Nov. 30, 1905] $98,000,000.
RESERVE—$2,043,99 7
Banking by Mail—
SaifiidUS R&f&lr lnterest allowed o° deposits of $1 and
W***"**§**   ■'"■"** upwards.     Depositors subject to
no unnecessary delay in withdrawing funds.
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.
L. G. MacHAFFIE, Acting Manager.
Rantrificr hv  IWflil Deposits may be made and withdrawn
lKUlIUIlg  Vy   ITlallbymaiL Special attention given to this
class of business.    Drafts and Money Orders issued on all points.
A General Banking Business transacted.
A branch of this Bank is now open at Penticton.
Photos of Families taken at their
Homes—Views of Princeton
and Surrounding Camps.
Address   -    PRINCETON, B.C.
Otter Flat Hotel
Headquarters for Summit, Rabbitt mountain, Tulameen river, Boulder, Bear and
Kelly creek camps.
Good   Fishing   and   Boating
P.O. Address, ASPEN GROVE.
 '. -; .-■..:    I    '■'      I lll|ll|l   II III
iTF'^^^ls^    '-IIP
March 3, 1906
Has now in stock and is constantly receiving large shipments of
General Merchandise
and is prepared to supply all
kinds of goods at lowest prices^
Mail orders Promptly Filled
Paints M
RALO'S 1st quality
Cold Water Sanitary Calcimo
Largest Sale in'Canada
50   YEARS'
Trade Marks
Copyrights &c.
Anyone sending a sketch nnd description may
quickly ascertain our opinions-free whether an
invention is probably patentable. Communications strictly confidential. HANDBOOK on Patents.
sent ftee. Oldest agency for securing patents.
Patents taken through Munn & Co. receive
special notice, without charge, in the
A handsomely illustrated weekly. Largest cir-^
. culatioii of iiny scientific Journal. Terms, $3 al
'. year; four months, $1.  Sold by all newsdealers.
11111 Co.36,Broati-v, New York
Branch Office. «25 F St.- Washington, D. C
Advertise in the Star.
The Hotel has been thoroughly renovated and refitted.
Everything First Class.
No pains spare! to please the public.
Table supplied with best the market affords.
.   Fine Wines, Liquors and Cigars. *&l
telephone!!!       BATH.
Headquarters for Princeton, Spence's Bridge ancT Kamloops
Stage Lines.
March 3, 1906
The doctor's wife had an unwelcome
visitor in a very talkative scandaltnonger,
so the docibr went out for a stroll. Returning half an hour later, he called out:
"That old cat gone,. I suppose?" "Yes,"
said his wife, who still had her guest talk
ing to her, "I sent it home in a basket,
my dear, this morning." What do you
think of that for presence of mind and
absence of cat ?
Jenks—Why on earth did you laugh so
heaitily at that ancient jest of Buzzer's?
Wise—In self defense. Jenks—In self-
defense ? Wise—Yes ; if I hadn't laughed so he would have repeated the thing,
thinking I hadn't seen the point.
"Is your daughter going to make her
debut this season, Mrs. Parvenu ?" "No,
indeed. Madame Pakin attends to all
that. We don't have to do our own sewing no more."
Teacher—Now,  boys,  can any of you
name the  three great feasts of the  Persians ?   Johnny—Yes, sir ; I can.    Teach
er—Very well, Johnny.    What are they ?
Johnny—Breakfast, dinner and supper.
Mistress—What do you mean, Mary,
getting a hat like mine? Is there no
longer any difference between mistress
and servant? Housemaid—Oh, Yes, I
paid for mine.
"What are you going to do, John?"
asked a. Brooklyn wife, as her husband
unwrapped a pair of boxing gloves. He
replied : "I am going to give Johnny
some lessons in self-defense. Every boy
should know how to take care of himself
in any emergency. Come on, Johnny, I
won't hurt you." Twenty minutes later
the husband returned with his hand on
his face, and said: "Give me a piece of
raw meat and the arnica to put on my
eye." Mlfeg*
Offices: Penticton
and Princeton.
MM    ■ Solicited.
Bought &Sold
Corbould & Grant
Barristers, Solicitors, &c.
Ne w w" e s t m i n s t e t, B. C
Meal S
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
- manufacture.
Accept no Substitute.
Can be had at all first-class hotels through
out the province.
R. P. RITHET & CO., Ld.
Sole Agents*
Synopsis of Canadian Northwest
Homestead Regulations.
Dominion Lands in Manitoba or the
Northwest provinces, excepting 8 and 26,
not reserved, may be homesteaded by any
person who is the sole head ot a family,
or any male over 18 years of age, to the
extent of one-quarter section of 160 acres
more or less.
Entry may be made personally at the
local land office for the district in which
the land is situate, or if the homesteader
desires, he may, on application to the
Minister of the Interior, Ottawa, the
Commissioner of Immigration, Winni
peg, or the local agent, receive authority
for some one to make entry for him.
The homesteader is required to perform
the conditions cpnnected therewith under
one of the following plans :
(1) At least six month's residence upon
and cultivation of the land in each year
for three years.
(2) If the father (or_ mother, if the father is deceased) of the homesteader resides upon a farm in the vicinity of the
land entered for the "Requirements as to
residence may be satisfied by such person
residing with the father or mother.
(3I If the settler has his permanent
residence upon farming land owned by
him in the vicinity of his homestead, the
requirements as to residence may be satisfied by residence upon the said land.
Six months' notice in writing should
be given to the Commissioner of Dominion Lands at Ottawa of intention to apply
for patent. W. W. CORY.
Deputy of the Minister of Interior.
N.B.: Newspapers inserting this advertisement without authority will not be
paid therefor.
A. H HOWSC €0,
Making Dependable Statements
Fortunate is the store that has the
reputation for dependability.
Fortunate is .the public that has
such a store in its midst. Mutual
confidence between a store and its
buying public means growth.
This store has grown, and is growing on just these lines.
We have removed to | our new
premises — directly opposite old
stand—where you will find an up-
to-date stock at prices to suit the
. nowse Co,
March 3, 1906
<KJ4l C'i?^l>C'<ja<J<J
F^e T&mn of
British Gmlmmbla.
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, Rbche^I^ver|; Upper Tulameen and Aspen Grove.
Government   Headquarters a
For the Similkameen District
II       Enormous Agricultural Area to Draw from
PRESENT PRICES OF LOTS—From $3.00 to $10 Per [Front Foot. Size of Lots
50x100 Feet and 33x100 Feet. Terms—One-Third Cash; Balance Three and Six flontfis
with Interest at Six Per Cent Per Annum.
I Send for Map and Price List to
Resident Manager
Agents for the CANADIAN^RE CONCENTRATION, LIMITED (Elmore Oil Process.)
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