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Coal is sold for $3 per ton in Princeton.
1^^ Avoai is soia lor $3 per ion in trinceion.
The slanderer is himself what he accuses others of being.
gagrinceton is the central and distributing point for a large radios 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. 45.
$2 a Year, in Advance
C.P.R. Making Actual Preparations  for  Invasion of
the Similkameen.   '
Transportation   Fleet on Okanagan
Lake will be Augmented in
the Spring.
Accumulating proof- of the C.P.R'*
intentions to construct a railway through
the Similkameen leaves little ground for
further doubt or conjecture. Emissaries
of that company are known to have been
in Princeton and along the surveved
route of the V.V., & E. on secret niis-
sions recently. Engineers laid off the
Nicola branch have been ordered to report in the field with' crews in three
weeks. •,*$*&*<.
The assembling of men and material
at Okanagan Landing for the building: of
two large scows and a tug for the C.P.R.
to convey railway construction- supplies
and machinery to Penticton. is evidence
of the beginning of the great race for the
Similkameen. Some phenomenal rail
Way building may be expected next sum
Grading on the Nicola branch is about
done, only a few men being retained to
finish up.
The report that Chinese have a contract
west of Keremeos on the V.V., & E.-is
corroborated from various unofficial
sources and is generally credited.
Em Thomas came   up   from   Pentid-
] ton last Saturday where he. has been for
/ the past few   months.     Great changes
have been  made  in  that town since T.
I   Ellis, ("Lord O'Kanagan")  sold  his estate and  removed  to Victoria.   Streets
I have been laid out and  many new buildings erected last year and every steamer
j   brings its quota of homeseekers.     Mr.
Thomas made a nice bunch of money in
■   a turnover of real  estate  he made and
j  all property is rising in  value.    Other
1  Princetonians there are also prospering
/ one of whom will shortly marry a popular young lady,  both parties being well
and   favorably   known   throughout the
The big steam shovel which has been
hauled on trucks to Stewart's grading
contract north of the boundary is a coal
burner, the fuel supply for it coming all
the way from Nanaimo. There are 150
tons, lying now at the dock at Penticton
waiting wagon transfer to the shovel near
Keremeos. Freighter McDougall is reported to have been awarded the contract for hauling the coal at $15 per ton,
the distance being about 40 miles.   To
lay the coal down at Penticton Would cost
at least $&, including price at mine, fhe
total cost delivered at the shovel being
$23. It is about the same as shipping
coal to Newcastle to bring it to the Sim
ilkameen, for at Princeton alone there is
coal enough for -home and export consumption to last a century with normal
demand. Among, the numerous owners
of coal ground in this vicinity there
ought to be some enterprising enough, to
compete with producers who ship 400
miles and requiring two handlings, In
a few months railway locomotives will
require fuel also and preparations should
now be made to v. meet that demand. In
doing so Princeton would have the benefit of that vital adjunct to all prosperous
towns—a payroll. ';;rk.£;*;
A farmer, a shingle sawyer and a milliner at Coafacook P,0 , Que., write to
Postmaster Bell for information regarding Princeton and district. They desire
to locate here, evidently, and it might
not be amiss for those having real estate
or farm land to correspond with them.
.Address Loella Horn at above post office.
This letter is a sample of many received
seeking' information about this section.
The Star can only suggest to intending
investors in the Similkameen that no
better means exist for keeping in touch
with the progress and resources of this
district than the weekly perusal of' the
columns of this paper. The Star will be
sent to any place in the world on receipt
of price, $2. Sample copies mailed on
Billy Wilson is a life preserver—that is
he preserved a man's life by hauling him
out from under the ice in.the Tulameen
river into which he had stumbled while
drawing a bucket.of water. It was the
unearthly yells of the man which attracted Mr. Wilson who was on Bridge
street, a block away, at the time. He
knew by the megaphonic sounds that
some fellow being was in" dire extremity
so, with his accustomed agility, he
sprinted to the spot in a second or two.
Arriving there he found the drowning
man with his feet and head under the
ice, a small portion of his -back being
exposed and bubbles coming to the surface all around him. Mr. Wilson grabbed
the part exposed.and hauled him up, the
fellow seeming as heavy as lead with the
overdraught of water, on his stomach.
He was taken "to a nearby house and
"scotched," soon reviving under this
powerful stimulant. The man is known
on the road as "Scotty, the Tourist."
W. H. Haegerman was taken very
seriously ill last Saturday and was in intense pain until relieved by skilful treatment of Dr. Schon. Many friends of
Mr. Haegerman wish him complete and
speedy recovery.
Initial Steps tn the Organization of Fire Brigade for
the Town.
Committee Report   on   Appliances-
Popular Dance Suggested—
Everybody Boost.
. At the regular board of trade meeting
Thursday night in the absence of the
president and the vice-president, C; E.
Thomas was voted to the chair.
The matter of organizing a fire-brigade
and procuring fire-fighting tools,and
appliances was the question chiefly under
discussion. The'report of committeemen
j. R. Campbell. C. Willarson and F.-W.
Groves was read, which recommended
that for immediate use the following.jim-
plements were necessary :
" To the Princeton board of trade :
We, the committee appointed to organize a volunteer fire department, would
suggest.the following apparatus needed
for the same : A triangle fire alarm with
striker to be located in a central place ;
two ladders, one 30-foot and one 14-foot
scaling ladder ; two dozen fire buckets ;
two fire axes; two lanterns; two pole
hooks ; one life line ; two 5-gallon chemical extinguishers. Owing to the report
thatthe townsite company will put in a
waterworks, would not recommend band
pump or small hose."
The report was adopted. The estimated cost of the above will be about $50,
the fire alarm to be first purchased and
put in position at once.
, A committee to provide ways and
means and also to take steps for giving a
dance about the middle of this month
i,n aid of the organization of the fire
brigade was appointed with power to add
to their names. Following are names on
committee : Campbell, Willarson, Groves
French, Kydd, Thomas, Webb, Summers,
Moore, Snowden, Switzer, Ryder, Wilson
McDonnell, Broadfoot and Wardle.
Board adjourned till next Thursday
to receive report of committee and transact special business.
Editor Star—Sir : Now that railroad
transportation is an assured fact there are
many lynx-eyed speculators (having an
eye to the future) browsing around the
country, looking up the valuable assets
that the honest miner and prospector
failed to find in his hurried rush through
this district in search of rich mineral deposits. Recently two strangers visited
our little burg. They did not herald
their arrival by any flourish of trumpets,
nor did they want to bond mines, nor ask
to be let in on the ground floor of prospective townsites.    In fact they were so
reticent about their business and mysterious in their actions, that we thought of
sending for the Princeton "town pump"
to find out what their intentions were.
But when we saw them rushing around
Welldo townsite with forked twigs held
in a peculiar way in their hands, we
realized that we were visited by a push
of water cranks. We kept a sharp eye
on their actions thinking they were escaped lunatics. But the laugh is on us.
Yesterday they struck one of the best
soda water springs on the Pacific slope.
The water is as clear as crystal and as
sparkling as champagne. A 44 roomed
hotel is to be built in the spring and
Welldo will, in the near future, become a
famous health resort.
Granite Creek, Jan. 27, 1906.
There is a big trek of railroadmen discharged from C.P.R. construction at
Coutlee to the V..V. & E. building at the
lower end of the Similkameen. Many
of the men are respectable and intelligent (the writer once casually met a lawyer, two doctors and an': ex-congressman
railway laborers) while others bear marks
of the genus hobo and "strike" anyone
for the "price" with a coolness that
comes from long and hard practice. No
westerner ever begrudges the necessary;
coin to enable a tramp to "chew" but he
does not. like the jdea of buying booze
for a stranger when he has to go dry himself. However, the hobo is a harbinger
of the "iron horse" and as such he is as
welcome as the birds of spring. His
coming to Princeton marks the dawn of
industrial activity, for where the workers
are there, also will be drones. The distance between the termini of construction is about no miles.
A message was received  by Mrs.  Alli-I
son  from the Hon   Edgar Dewdney at\
Victoria announcing   the death of  her/
mother,  Mrs.  Glenny,  at the advanced/
old age of 98 years.   This sad news was;
accompanied b3* the further lamentable!
news that  Mrs. Dewdney, sister of Mrs.
Allison, was fast sinking from an illness
which had long kept her an invalid.yLln
their double stroice of sorrow and affliction  both will  have the sympathy of a
host of friends.
It is hoped every citizen, old and
young, will lend their assistance toward
the formation of a fire brigade. Fire-
protection is utterly lacking now and no
one can tell how soon there may be need
of organized help. For such a worthy
cause hearty cooperation of all citizens-
should, and no doubt will, be cheerfully
given, thus securing adequate- defence
from the ravages of fire.
Messrs. Morrison and Turner of the
B.C. Copper Co.,^left on Thursday for
Greenwood, driving all the distance.
i.'-U.'HWl —- --^ -   •■
February 3, 1906
The Similfe&meen Star
Published Weekly at
The Princeton Publishing Co.
A. E.  Howse, Manager.
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m       A. E. HOWSE.
That stalwart champion of the
people's rights, Smith Curtis, has
recently delivered an incisive arraignment of the provincial government in a speech delivered at Ymir.
He makes some startling exposures
of political graft which only lack
of space forbids publication in full
in these columns. Mr. Curtis has
always been a thorn in the flesh of
the monopolist, and a bitter pill to
political evildoers generally. Such
men as he are badly needed in the
legislature and it may be taken as a
favorable sign of his return to the
political arena when he once again
takes up^the cudgels he so ably
wielded in former years both on the
floor of the house and" oh the platform. It is believed a large ma-
jority of'Similkameen voters would
welcome him as a prospectiverepre-
sentative and hail him as a deliverer
from the powers, of grab and graft.
Liberals and Laborites would be a
unit in their support of him and
many Conservatives who are very
weary of do-pothing members will
swell his majority if he will consent
to stand for this constituency at the
next election. Following are a few
excerpts from Mr. Curtis's speech :
"This is the age of grab and
graft—it is also the time of graft
exposure, awakened public con.-
science, indignation arid retribution. <
Theft|me when the almighty dollar
is everything and truthi and honor:
of little account is passing and.the
time may come when the holder of
dirty, tainted dollars ..will be shunned by decent people, as though he
wore a felon's stripes.; ...
j Graft is political. The, remedy
is finally with the voter. '-His political action must be honest, courageous, letting no partizan or other
consideration suppress his voice or
vote on behalf of right. There is
no other way to politicai.salvation.
Though the way is narrow it^js.-
straight. Truth, courageous hon^
esty. equity, light the way. The
representative will be-no better than
the electors, he is often somewhat
worse, but. never so when he has
flagrantly broken his trust and is
re-elected. Even the grafters and
their numerous news organs pay at
least this tribute to, virtue : they
roundly denounce the graft of
others. They flay the N.Y. insurance frauds ; they applaud governor
Folk for routing the boodlers of
Missouri. But what about . the
grafts obtaining in British Colum
bia, under the noses oXthe graft
organs ? Do you hear even a whisper of these, let alone the iteration
and reiteration of the facts that are
requisite to bring redress and punishment ?
Graft is greedy dishonesty, robbing the masses and the poorer people. The gjj^incial government
has shown that it is ready to sacrifice the pioneer, the prospector, the
grubstaker, who take big odds, and
without whom the province, new,
rugged, wild, vast, cannot" be developed. The prizes, as most of us
now regretfully know, are few and
far between. When some one, old-
timer or tenderfoot, strikes it rich,
let him have his find.- But the government says, No !—Despoil him
for some corporation, made up of
mostly foreign shareholders, too.
Take the Kaien island case.
Holders of South African war scrip
located it two years ago on Kaien
island. Some option their locations
to the Grand Trunk Pacific railway. It is a probable terminus for
the railway. Then the government
gets busy. £t refuses the locations,
saying that a reserveput some years
ago on the adjacent mainland also
covers the island. Some locators
demur, and ask for a fiat that the
courts may decide the point and are
refused it by the, McBride govern-,
ment. If there was positively a
reserve, why refuse ? There could
be no loss and the claim of the locators that they have been defrauded would not be heard. If doubt
existed then it were only common
honesty to let the courts resolve.it,
otherwise the government may. be
robbing these locators, of valuable
property, made theirs by the laws;
of the land. Was there a reserve ?
Reading the notice claimed to make
the reserve I would say emphatically
no. The actions of the government show the falsity of-.its claim.
A few months after the locations
were made the government put a
reserve on the island. Would it do
that if there were already a reserve
on it? Then the government has
by an official , document declared
there was no reserve on the island,)
and this official document makes it
possible to test the so-called reserve
in the courts without the formality,
of a fiat. It has issued a crown
grant to a mineral ciaim on Kaien
island located since the first reserve
and has not excepted out of the
crown grant. the surface rights as
it would be bound to do were there
a reserve as it. claims. Its own act
proves its claim tcijbe a downright
falsehood. Clearly the province is
thus made liable for enormous damages if this land really becores the
terminal city of the railway. . Justice by a dishonest government may
be deferred but as in the case of the
Nanaimo settlers, robbed of their
rights by a grafting railway scheme,
after 20 years' delay redress is
given. Ws%
Last session the McBride government proposed to its followers to
give $1,600,000 subsidy to the C.P.
R. on its Spence's Bridge, Nicpla-
and Similkameen railway on which
the Dominion government had already given a subsidy of $6,400
per mile as far as Nicola. Some of
the followers kicked and this, graft
was stillborn- The fact is interesting as throwing a lurid light on the
C.P.R. influence at Victoria. Here
was Jim Hill actually constructing
a railway through the Similkameen,
asking no aid whatever, and the
government seeing the growth of
industry was increasing revenue,
yet prepared to throw the money
away ou a suc&idy.'jf!
feed! -urafffls
Thos. Hunter, Proprietor.
Offices: Penticton
and Princeton.
Bought &Sold
CorbouM & Grant
Barristers, Solicitors, &c.
New "We strain ster, B.C.
A. R. COLI,., SC  D.,
Civil and Mining Engineer
Map of Surveyed Claims on Copper
and Kennedy Mts. and Surveyed
Lands around Princeton: Price, $2.
PRINCETON.     -       - B. C.
Highland, Bachelor, Nicola and Triangle Fi ac-
,t$pn mineral claims. Situate in the Similkameen Mining Division of Q&le district.
Where located :{gi Aspen Grove camp.
Take notice that I, F. W. jJErbves, acting as
agent foBfA. E. Howse, free miner's-tfe^lincate
No. B87544; F. Howse, free miner's certificate No.
^^545, and G. Philp free miner's certificate No.
187546 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 rotiee that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance
of such'Certificates of Improvements.
Dated this 28th day of December.A.p. 1905.
Sixty days after date I intend to apply to the
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works to pur
chase 40 acres of land situate in the
Yale division of Yale district and de-
sSsbed as follows: Commencing at a post 2r> chains
south of the N.3. corner of M. Bresnik's preemption, thmce south ;o chains, thence west 26
chains, thence north 20 chains, thence east 20
chains to point of commencement
Otter 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 ITT, C. Revely, free miner's
certificate No. B79999, acting for myself and G.
W. Allison, free miner's certificate No.  B78864,
intend,    sixty    days   from    the    date    hereof
to    apply   , to   the    Mining     Recorder    for   a
certificate of improvements, for the purpose of
obtaining crown grants of the above claims.
And further take notice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance
of such certificates 6f improvements.
Dated, this 23rd day of January, 1906. m
Duke of York and Blue Bird mineral claims.
situate in the Similkameen mining division
of Yale district.   Where located: On Copper
Take notice that I, M. A. Voigt, free miner's
certificate No. B79944 intend sixty days from date
hereof to apply to the mining recorder for cer-
tificate'siof improvements, for the purpose of db-
tatning.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 1st day of December, 1905.
C. *_SHdW, P.I..S.
No. 38 Fr., No. 40 Fr., No. 54, No. 55, No. 56, No.
57, No. 58, No. 59, No. 61, No. 62, No. 63.  min-
■  eral claims, situate in the Similkameen mining divisi.9ij.0f Yale district.   Where located:.
In Voigt's camp.
. Take notice that I, C. .e. Shaw, agent forM. A.
Voigt     free   miner's    certificate . No     B7Q944,
intend  sixty days   from  the date   hereof   to
apply  to the Mining Recorder   for certificates
OTrtinprovements, for the purpose of obtaining
Crown grants of the above claims,   j
^.nd further take notice that action, under sec
tion 37,WtfSt be commenced before the issuance
of such certificates of improvements.
Dated this 30th day of November. 1905.
H--sift:.l ir&ed^S. SHAW, P.L.S.
No.  2, J. W. Hill, United and Verde mineral
claims, situate in Similkameen miningrdiyisi.
ion of Yale district. Where located : In V65jjt*s*
.  camp        ■tttaT'
Take notice that I, C. JE. Shaw, acting
as agent for M. A. Voigt; free miner's certificate No. B79944, intend, sixty days from the
date hereof, to apply to the mining recorder for
certificates of imprbvements, 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.
NOTICE isTSereby given that sixty days afiei
date I intend to apply to the ChieTjGommissionei
of Lauds and Works for permission to purchase
400 acres'of mountain pasture land, described as
follows: Commencing atthe north-east corner of
Jot 1192 thence north 60 chains, thence west 60
chains, thence's&fitn 80 chains to north line of
lot 1402, thence east 20 chains to the east line of
lot 1192, thence north 20 chains totfie riortn-west
cornier|nr>f^lptliiio2. thence eas 140 chains to point
of commencement Said land is situated in
the Nicola division of Yale district.
L. GIBSONJgApplicant,
per Luke Gibson, Agent.
16th December, 1905. •
Notice is hereby given that sixtj days after
date I jute nd. 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,    iffi*
J. G. McDonald, Agent.
Dated Dec. 2nd, 1905.
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 a1
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-.i
erly direction by a feasible route to a
point at or near Princeton ; Also from a
point at or ritar 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. Wa&*
And with power to construct, operate
and maintain all necessary bridges, roads,'
ways and ferffes, and to build1, acquire,
own and maintain wharves and docks in
connection therewith, and to build, acquire, own, equipand maintain steam and
other vessels and' boats, and to operate
the same on any navigable waters ; and
with power to build, equip, operate and
maintain telegraph and telephone lines
in connection with the said railway and
branches; and to transmit messages for
commercial purposes, and to charge tolls
therefor, and to generate electricity for
the supply of light, heat and power; and
with power to expropriate lands for the
purposes of the Company.'and to acquire
lands, money bonuses, privileges or other
aids from any government; municipal
corporation, or other persons or bodies,
and to levy and collect tolls from all persons using, and on all freight passing
over any of such' roads, railways, ferries,
wharves and vessels built by the Com-
pany ; and with power to connect with
and make traffic'or other' arrangements
with railway, steamboat *or other compaL
nies ; and to exercise such powers, as are
'granted by Parts IV. and V. of the
"Water Clauses Consolidation Act; " and
for all other necessary or incidental
rights, 'powers : and privileges in that
Dated the 5th day of January, A.D.1906.
Tupper & Griffin,
Solicitors for the applicants.
February 3t igo6
The Star is in receipt of two lengthy
communications which must be held over
until space can be found for them.
The Spokane Drilling Co's drill at
work recently on the Sunset has been
taken to Coutlee where it is understood
borings for coal will be made.
The framework of the brewery is rising
rapidly and will soon be readv for roofing. Fine weather, plenty of lumber
and first class workmen will soon put
this large structure in shape for the machinery.
A genuine thaw has been on for the
past week, making the hills look as if
gentle spring would arrive early.
Charlie Willarson, acting resident manager for the Vermilion Forks Mining and
Development Co., owning the Princeton
townsite, reports inquiries and sales
quite active with p.obabihtie's of a rush
a little later.
Report of the public school for the
month of January, Miss .Schon, teacher,
is as follows : Total daily attendance for
month, 282 ; number of pupils, 18 ; aver
age daily attendance, 15 66. Names of
pupils who have not missed a session
throughout the month: Henry Allison;
A".a, Ray and Hazel Bombard, George
Gulliford, Nora, Gladys and Jack Lyall;
Ralphs Marie and Charlie Murdoch.
Rev. William Govier, of Nicola, was in
Princeton on a short visit this week.
What's all this gossip about a wedding
at Napanee, Ont., in which an absent
Princetonian is said to be one of the
principals? Can't a man go east or as
far as the old country without having all
these rumors spread about him ? It's
absurd. Besides, this wedding is to be
kept strictly secret and no one knows
anything about it except a few California
Jriends, one or two intimates here and
several newspapers will soon know it,
too.    Yes. it's a secret, tell it not.
Try the Neverslip Horse Shoe which is
hard to equal for deep snow or ice. Sizes
1 to 5.    H. G. PAIGE, Nicola. *
The V.V., & E. surveyois are now
camped on the velvety lawns of Welldo.
FOR SALE—A Three-Year-Old  Ho.'-
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.
TlteCiiyDnuj store
J. R
Quaker Brand
Meat §
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
&£§        in the world.
reliable grocers sell them,   ask for them,
and take no substitute,
for there's none just as good*
e^t*     «i£    e«£    e«£
Wholesale and Retail Sealers in all
Kinds of Meat.
Can be had at all first-class hotels through
out the province.
R. R FITHET & CO., id.
Sole Agents*
Bank, of Montreal
Capital all paid up, $14,400,000.     Rest, $10,000,000.
Balance to Profit and Loss Account, $801,855—Total Assets, $158,232,409.
HONORARY PRESIDENT, Rt. Hon. Lord Strathcona and Mount Royal, G.C.M.G.
PRESIDENT, Sir Geo. A. Drummond, K.C.M.G.
Savings Bank Department aDner£waXd fr£e$i
credited twice a year.    Withdrawals without delay.
Banking business of every description undertaken.
Rankin©" bv JVlfliI  ^eP°s'ts may t>e made and withdrawn by mail.   Out of town ac
counts receive every attention.
The Nicola Branch is now Open.
The Canadian Bank of Commerce
CAPITAL==$io,ooo,ooo    -    =   REST—$4,5oo,ooo
TOTAL RESOURCES [Nov. 30, 1905] #98,000.000.
Salinas BankInteres* a,j°wed °n deposits of $i and
Sm upwards.     Depositors subject to
no unnecessary delay in withdrawing funds.
JR'Hilrinrr W  Mail Deposits may be made and wit
DdlUUlIg  Vy   Llidii hy maiL Special attention give:
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.
sysikinii In Mflil—-Accounts °f p&rties iivinsat a
VUlllllSBy     Vy      ITH&aii 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.
HEDLEY BRANCH L. G. MacHAFFIE, Acting Manager..
Photos of Families taken at their
Homes—Views of Princeton
and Surrounding Camps.
Address   -    pp nvirjjgo^^^^
Otter Flat Hotel
Headquarters for Summit, Rabbitt mountain, Tulameen river, Boulder, Bear and
Kelly creek camps.
Good   Fishing   and   R^itf^mj
February 3, 1906
Has now in stock and is constantly receiving large shipments of
General lepcmsiise
and is prepared to supply all
kinds oi goods at lowest prices
Mail Orders Promptly Filled
Vallance &
■Paints -
MURALO'S 1st quality
Cold Water Sanitary Calcimo
The Electric Process
Navy f
Largest Sale in Canada
50   YEARS'
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.
Headquarters for Princeton, Spence's Bridge and Kamloops
Stage Lines.
Trade Marks
Copyrights &c.
Anyone sending a sketch and description may
quickly ascertain our opinion free whether an
invention is probably patentable.   Communications strictlyxoundential. HANDBOOK on Patents
rsenttfree. Oldest agency for securing patents.
Patents taken through Munu & Co. receive
special notice, without charge, in the
A handsomely illustrated weekly. I.nrgest circulation of nny.snieiitiflc Journal. Terms, *3>a°
year: four months, $1. Sold by all newsdealers.
& Co.3eiBroadway- New York
Branch OTFice, 625 F St- Washington, D. C.
Advertise in the Star.
February 3, 1906
Bobby—I went fishing yesterday instead of going to school. Tommy—
Catch anything? Bobby—Not until I
got home.
Hook—Do you feel that you have been
repaid for all the money you have spent
on your daughter's, musical education ?
Nye—Well, those undesirable neighbors
next door have moved.
She—How you have changed ! Bi f e
we were married you used to say there
was no one like me. He—Yes, and I say
so still.
"Father," said an inquiring j'outb,
"when a hen sits on an egg for three
weeks and it don't hatch, is the egg
spoiled ?" "As an article of diet, my
son, it is henceforth a failure; but for
political purposes it has its uses."
Dr. Wm. Osier recently recited a quaint
old cure for gout: "First, pick a handkerchief from the pocket of a spinster
who never wished to wed ; second, wash
the handkerchief in an honest miller's
pond; third, dry it on the hedge of a
person who never was covetons ; fourth,
send it to the shop of a physician who
never killed a patient; fifth, mark it
with a lawyer's ink who never cheated a
client, and, sixth, apply it hot to the gout
tormented part. A speedy cure must follow."
Ti?e, 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
man u factiiresfs?
Accept no Substitute.
Analysis of Coal and Fire-
day a Specialty.
Complete Coking Quality Tests.
Reliable PLATINUM Assays.
Druggist and Stationer
Drugs, Medicines,
Stationery and
Fancy Goods,
Cigars, Pipes and
Mail Orders Promptly Attended to.
Advertise in the Star.
Synopsis  of Regulations   Governing
the Disposal of Dominion Lands
within the Railway Belt in
the Province of British Columbia.
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, i}4
and 1^ cents each. Shingle bolts, 25
cents a cord. All other products, 5 per
cent on the sales.
A license is issued so soon as a berth is
granted, but in unsurveyed territory 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 % to iy2' cents peiylineal foot
for building logs ; from \2l/2 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 a't". Winnipeg, or the local agent for
the district within which the land is situated, receive authority for some one to
make entry for 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 29 head of cattle, to be actually his own property, with buildings for
their occupation, will be accepted instead
of the cultivation.
2. If the father (or mother, if the father is deceased) of any person who is
eligible to make a homestead entry under
the provisions of the act, resides upon a
farm in the vicinity of the land entered
for by such person as a homestead, the
requirements of the Act as to residence
prior to obtaining patent may be satisfied
by such person residing with the father
or mother.
3. If the settler has his permanent residence upon farming land owned by him
in the vicinity of his homestead, the requirements of the Act as to residence
may be satisfied by residence upon the
said land.
Application for a patent should be made
at the end of three years before the local
agent, sub agent or a homestead inspector.
Before making an application for a
patent the settler must give six months'
notice in writing to the commissioner of
Dominion lands at Ottawa, of his intention to do so.
Deputy of the Minister of the Interior.
Ottawa,.Feb. 4, 1905.
'     centrally located.    Membership   solicited.
E. Waterman, W. H. Switzer,
President. Secretary,
H. Cowan, Treasurer.
1.0 B0W8C &.
Prices are the
Second Consideration |
in our Grocery Trade
yaiffy Is 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* fe
Just now we have lots of
good things coming: in for
Xmas trade.
1 l Howse €0.
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een and
en  Grove.
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111 andh^Z^T*"" $3.0010 f    ^^l^A^
' Werest af c-    ^ *•     Term*     ^ $IOT Per t6 %»
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