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Princeton First, Last and Always.
Publishecfefo the interest of Pitfhceton and Similkameen district.
Vol. viii. No. 10.
PRINCETON, B.C., SATURDAY, .MARSH %  1907.
$ 2 a Ypfr, in Advance-
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ECONOJITTC OF
Lignite Coal—Instructive Article
•rvf' Mr^Wyhne "Concluded
in this Issue.
In Jt#9&;:the Sheridan Fuel Company
installed a st'iam plant and developed
their property'^ngprously, their shipments for th^-.year amounting to iqo.ooo
tons. All the coal produced is screet$?df
and sold to the consumers as lump, egg,
and nut coal. The screenings are .kept
on the property...;, ..^s; t flletf-'«E^
The cost of production at all tfre^tniHe'S
ftfttfiyWeld. isi^Klpw $i per ton /. ,o, b.
railway cars. The average selling -price
rose last year,a4 high as $ii5$>,per ton.
The Sheridan coal basin'- closely resembles the Princeton coal area' in geo-
logic^ifeatures^diize fihB tHp.of seams, etc.
The total ou^Bj»fr°JjCites.§ fields-in'
1906,exceeded 800.000 ions. • For further
information the reader is rt4StFfi4j '° an
article in the February issued of "Mines
and Minerals," from wlw«sh,.some of the
above figufeshave been taken.
fJXjgmtV is now being extensively mined
in the States of Colorado and Texas and
used for steam purposes. The Gait coal,
which is mined at Lethbridge, Alberta,
is a lignite^oal of the same class, and is
used very l^Sgely thtoughout British Col
umbia and the Northwest Territories.
Lignite coals are also mined at Red Deer,
and near JEJdmon ton.
B. \ The use^CTrogque in tire1 totim of
briquets is almost errtrrely confined- to
the European continent at present.
The production of lignite in Germany
riin 1904 was 48,500,222 tons. In 1905 the
increase was about 4 million tuns, and
last year marked another increase in the
lignite production. Almost all of this
coal is briqnetted befoie using The briquets are now used for many purposes for
which they were not considered applicable a few years ago. Such as the use
for producing suction gas for firing open-
heart steel furnaces.
Most of these lignite briquets are manufactured from the raw lignite without
| the use of any form of binder. The lig-
v wtes*aTe"fiwtTlTi'ed to'TOtirafri""ahowi01
per cent, moisture and then pressed in
heavy briqueting machines. In the
"Exeter" machine (which islargely used)
tfie fine dried coal is fed into the maS
chine automatically in front of a plunger
which takes its reciprocating motion di
rect from the piston of the engine. This)
plunger presses the coal into a tapering
cylindrical mould. Each blow of the
plunger forces all the briquets in the
mould towards the narrowest part, and
discharges one briquet ready for the
market. Owing to the mould being of a
shape the briquets are constantly reduced
iftcross-section as they are j&rced along
THE tyL COPPER CO.
Mr. Colgate Hoyt   the   New
President—Comg$jbyT'in,, a
Flourishing State.
According to an  official announcement
. that has.'jus't ••' been   made,'■' wll^J&'gate
Hktyl has.been^efected ^rjl^iae'nt   of  the
l^fiti|8Ja^9laWfna £tfp$^ Co , Limited,
^succeeding'Mr, :F- L^Ut^ferwfa&i^&i
the same meet!ng~M:. New-man Erb was
electenVchairman. of the board of diiec-
tors, Mr. B. E. Law-renc^Sffexpert tnifis
ing engineer'of*wide reputation an'dMrt'
FT-!,. Sommer were elected vice-presidents, and Mr. R. H. Eggleston was
elected secretary and treasurer.
The British Columbia Copper Compaq*
is one of the strongest and most, important organizations operating in the Brjjyph
Columbia region. The company owns
copper mines at Greenwood, B. C , with
adjacentJlRSpertiesand isactivelyoperat-
ing them. Important^jiJfeJi4'c^e]rjtients
hive recently been completed in connection with its furnace%. aw*"r'operati ng
pi an Jt, which will bawHtsdaily. caoacity
up to about 2,500 tons. It is" "expected
that the company'wflTrnow be able to
produQgirefined copper at about 8^ cts*
per poftifd, and with two furnaces and at
tbe present price of copper be able to
earn approximately $1,000,000 net per
annum, to be irfcreasedrw'nen the three
n^w furnaces are in operation,   .rjj .
Large expectations are entertained of
the new. administration. Mr Colgate
Hoyt brings to bear great experience in
connection with the handling of important railroad, financial and industrial interests
: —
TBAINS INTO OROVILLE.
The first train into Oriyfille arrived on
;Sa.urday evening, Feb. 23. A large
crowd assembled at the depot to well-
come the train, and as it pulled in it was
gretteffT>y*sfibuts from the crowd :Bn,t
'were neardCifor miles. The train was
leaded 'With passengef^*many coming
fromMptfson for the ride and to join in
the welcome and general good time that
followed for the" balance 01 the night.
-w
f friction from the sides of the mould
(Continued on page 3.)
BO0DOF TRBE IS
Re*organizeqH and  New Offi=
cers Eleg$^^L-arge Mem-
ddsjzrship Roll.
The Midway Star says tracklaying at
Oroville is held up as a result of the, noni
arrival of steel, five miles of which has
been lost in transit somewhere between
the Cascade mountains and Midway.
The Grand Trunk Pacini: wante ten
thousand men and at the 'present time
they don't know where to secure them!
The labor question will be the important
factor in Canada the coming spring and
summer.
Nei,] Huston returned from Keremeos
on Sunday night bringing back with him
a spanking team of horses to be added to
hid livery stable.
New Members Elected and Keen Interest Manifested—Interesting;iQues-
5'   tions Up for^jjiscussion.
., The meeting ofthe Princeton IJoard of
.Xcgdei.eld last nigl5Lfc>r the purpose of
reorganization and election of ofiicers
was probably the, njost successful and en
thusiastic ever held by the Board. . No
ressTnlih iiiieen new members; tyere proposed and elected, proving- that the&JIP
zens are alive to the advantages of keeping
the Board of Trade alive and the good
that can be accomplished   bv  so   doing.
President Waterman presided and after staffing the object of the meeting the
electioiUbf new tnelfibers was taken up,
^©•following being-elected: Messrs. L. C.
Wynne, P. Swsgson, H. Godsoe, W« JMLge'
Dougali.J. Macdonell.-N. Huston, W. S.
''Wifsbii, Geo. McCoskerv, J. L. Huston,
ff^^omas, H. T:'Newmarch, 3. Bak
et^J^SS.' Wriglit, S. Spencer, C. Sum-
mers.       labst
The election of a president, vice-presi*
dent secretary, and treasurer was pro-
deedea with resulting in the unanimous
ctibice of B. S.KeflnecTy,."president;. A.
E. Jackson, vice*president; L. C. Wynne,
secretary, H. T. Newmarch-,; treasurer.
MXvKennedy on taking the chair acknowledged the honor and promised to
fill the posiubn to the best of his ability
amf^lioHited out 'to the members the
Necessity for co-operation and support in
matters effectiifgith^.interests of Princeton if good was to be obtained.
A vote of thanks was tendered the retiring officers Rafter which the question
of regular meetings was flrecussed, it
being decided to mee; on the first Thursday in each month. The entrance fee
was fixedatj^i and the monthly assessment 25 at cts.    Sa.-^S   ^'rii^
Minutes or last meeting were adopted
as read and the treasurer's report showed
a balance of #2.70 on hand. With the
payment of the membership the new
treasurer has money on hand.
An executive committe of seven was
caosen consisting of F. W. Groves, J. R.
Campbell, Alex. Bell, H. Godsoe, C. E.
Tnomas, E. Watermen, and P. Swanson,
and the officers of the Board of Tradje/
To assist the health ofHcer and • sanitary
inspector to look after sanitary matters
a health committee was elected of j. R.
Campbell, F. W. Oroves, Alex. Bell and
tecretaW Wynee.
The question of the grading and gravel
ing of Bridge street and   the   laying  of
sidewalks was freely discussed and it wa.
decided   to   petition    the    Government
through our member to make the neces
sary repairs to Bridge street and to la3- a
sidewalk to the Government buildings.
This was con'siJered a reasonable request
and Mr. Cook stated he understood Mr.
Shatford. M. P. P., wouldigive it his support.. i-j4~-
Several other important matters were
brought up and left rrt^the hands of the
executive to deal with ana report at next
fneeting. -XW*Wp $ftf
Mr.   Waterman   gave   notice   that   he
M$9U}d at next meeting introduce  a   mo
tion favoriflg thjjossuing of an  advertising pamphlet setting forth the advantages
and resources 6f; Princeton.
The meeting^cflen adjourned.
Witb'ja membership of 31 the Board of
Tradejsfjpuld prove .a^success and .the
members ^ouldjifiirh out in-force at
every meeting and keep the interest up
ianoTireeiy discuss the questions raised.
The executive committee is called to
meet on Tuesday afternoon uext a 3
o'clock in the V. F. M. Co.'s offioteyi.n
mm§^\ *n &&*
LOCAL AND   GENERAL,
A. ,E. Higg>inb<$thWfft; dentist; of Vancouver, is in Hedleygtfligsajtreek- arid will
come to Princeton if anyone requires his
services. Those desiring dental attendance will leave word at the Star office
from '^rJere'-'the doJKA5" wTif' he com
municated With. ....-.*■'• Ifi' fi
A petition hag been put in circulation
praying the Dominion Government-jj^©
inaugurate a semi weeklvjpail seMice between Princ< ton and Nicola. A semi
weekly mail on this route is most desir-
;able and it is to be hoped the reqflesrMfll
be granted.
The Fire Brigade was   called   out   on
Tuesdav^at noon to a tire that;Jiipdjfer0ken
out in the house  occupied. bgjil&£uxjs&;
;and family.    The brigade turned  out in
fine style, but fortunately the fit^;d%Sof-.j
, assume alarming   propdrtH%s.**^8r .;jfe,,
jeasily extinguished.
■' The many friends of Miss Thth-he, of
■Otter Valley, will be pleased to know
that she is recovering irom her recent
illness.
In the British House of Commons last
jweek a resolution in favor of the disestablishment and disendowment of the
■church, in both England and Wales was
.adopted, 198 to 90. This is the first time
in its history that theHou^e of Commons
:has adopted such a resolution. The only
previous time a similar resolution was
presented to a division was in May,-i87i,
and it was then rejected by a large ma
jority.
The Rev. Mr. Macdonald, B. A , w ill
conduct services in the Court House on
Sunday evening at 7:30 o'clock. You
are cordially invited to attend.
The laziest man on earth has been discovered in Ireland. He has been in bed
since 1877 and positively refuses to gt t
up. He is q; i e healthy, but suffers
from acute chronic lazines-.
 THE     SIMILKAMEEN     STAR
March 9   1907.
The Similkameen Star
Published Weekly at
PRINCETON,  B.C
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SATURDAY,   MARCH 6, 1907.
PRINCETON   IGNORED.
'%. W. Shatford,   M. P. P., had
planned a trip to Princeton  for the
end of last week but  the  break-up
of sleighing  interferred."—Hedley
Gazette,   Feb.   28.      The   Gazette
jieing Mr. Shatford's organ and Mr.
Shatford  being  in Hedley on   the
above date, it is only reasonable to
suppose that he dictated the statement quoted.    During  the   recent
political contest Mr. Shatford  laid
great stress on the point   that   he
had always carried out  his election
promises and   also   endeavored   to
fc\i6w that he had and always would
deal fairly by Princeton.  Mr. Shatford promised before and after   the
election that he would visit Princeton before proceeding to Victoria to
attend   to    his    legislative duties,
and   more -fJSly  acquaint   himself
with the requirements of this section.    His visit was looked forward
to with interest by the residents of
Princeton as i| was  thought   much
good would have resulted thereby.
But alas, this promise has gone the
way   of previous   ones^-saved   to
parade four years hence  in   an  endeavor to catch  votes.    What will
Mr. Shatford's political friends here
think of this  last  breach pf faith
on  the  part   of   their   champion?
Surely they will not remain blind to
the fact that our so-called representative has no time to "waste" looking after the interests of Princeton.
Mr. Shatford's interests are all lo
cated elsewhere.    To publish such
a ridiculous excuse for not keeping
his  promise only goes  to  demonstrate how he utterly  ignores even
bis most   ardent   supporters   here,
and plainly indicates what  may be
expected at his hands.
C. P. R. AND CONSERVATISM
That British Columbia is not the
only Province that is suffering from
C. P. R. dominition, through a
a weak and corrupt Conservative
Government, is shown by events in
Manitoba, where the Roblin Government hold sway. Premier Roblin could catch a place in the McBride aggregation of corruptionists
in B. C. The Winnipeg Free
Press deals with the situation as
follows: "How boldly the Roblin
Government has  discriminated   in
favor   of   corporate    interests    *s
against those of the public—especially the Winnipeg   public—is   exemplified  in   their action with   regard to the C. P. R. subway agreement.    The contract  between   the
city and  the  C. P. R., ratified  by
the Legislature, provided that  the
latter corporation should 'indemnify
and save harmless the city from all
damages and compensation' arising,
within  a specified area,   from the
closing of the streets, and  incident
to the construction of the subway.
It was one of the aims of the  City
Council to make an agreement that
would have no loop-holes in it.    If
there was one it was  felt   t,hat  the
Canadian Pacific would find it and
wriggle out of   their   liability.    It
was therefore provided that within
certain  clearly   defined   limits   all
damages, whether from interruption
to business, damage to property or
closing of thoroughfares, the  Oan
adian Pacific Railway should  pay
it.    The manner of determining the
amount of damage was defined and
followed the usual trend  of   municipal  practice.     When arbitrators
were called upon to assess damages
it was stipulated that any increment
of value shonld  be deducted   from
the total  damage, .'tjjhe   terms   of
the law actually were that 'the  increased value common  to   all   real
estate, trade or business, in the city
shall be deducted from   such   compensation.'     This   was   the   basis
upon which the Government agreed
to ratify the bargain made between
the city of Winnipeg and the C. P.
R  about the latter part of January,
1904.
"A few days following a deputation of property owners appeared
before the Law Amendments Committee to oppose this amendmenU
Their contention was that accrued
values, in determining the amount
of compensation, should not be deducted.
"Against an arrangement like this
the representatives of the City
Council protested. They were
quite willing to award fair damages,
which were amply provided in the
agreement as drafted, and after a
hot fight the Law Amendments,
Committee passed the bill aa agreed
to by the city, which provided beyond a question that the C. P. R.
would pay for all damages. Legislative ratification was thus given to
an agreement which took several
years of negotiation to build. But
it turned out that neither this solemn covenant between a public and
a private corporation, nor the statutory enactment of the Legislature-
ratifying it were serious matters to
the fickle-minded politicians that
constitute the Roblin Government
and their weak and docile following.
"During the summer of 1904 the
sub-way on Main  street  was  built
and both the city and tbe company
were thereby irrevocably committed to the terms of the agreement.
Despite this fact the  Roblin   Government at the next session of   the
Legislature,   in January,  1905, deliberately proceeded to change this
agreement with regard to the mode
of determining, the  damages, making the city of Winnipeg liable and
at the same   time   providing  that
'nothing in this act  shall   increase
the liability of the DCP. R.'    Mr.
Isaac CampheLLprotested  on behalf
ot the city, but it was  of no ava^L
Upon   the   shofilgers of Winnipeg
ratepayers  a  liability of  $500,000
was placed.    From J. T. Gordon,
T. W. Taylor  and S. Walker, the
Roblin  representatives  elected   by
Winnipeg   ratepayers,   no   protest
was heard.    By their silence   they
acquiesced in this legislation, which
took from the pockets of ratepayers
what ought to have been  paid   by
the C. P. R. rijlt was only one  instance of the Roolin Government's
discrimination in favor of their masters—the corporations."
NOTICE-
Klondyke mineral claim, situate in the Similka
meen mining division of Yale district.   Where
located:   On Copper mountain.
- Take notice that I, F. W. Groves, acting as agt.
fcr B. Baker, free miners certificate No. 3908B,
A. E. Howse, free miners certifiiate   No. 93444B
and T. J. McAlpine free  miners certificate No.
3842B, intend, sixty days from the date hereof, to
apply to the Mining Recorder for a certificate of
improvements, for the purpose  of obtaining  a
Crown gra n t of the above claim.
- And further take notice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance
of such certificate of improvements.
Dated this 21st day of February, 1907.
NOTICE.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to Peter Merck-
ley that if he does not pay for the keep of
his horse Joe, aud take him away, I will sell him
by public auction one month from date of this
notice. C. B. HARRIS.
Princeton, Feb  16, 1007. 7-11
THE
NOTICE.
Homestead Fractional Mineral claim, situate in
the   Similkameen   mining  division   of Yale.
Where located:   1  # miles  from   HedleyfObSf
Similkameen River.
Take notice that I, Amsley Megraw. agent for
George B. Lyon, Free Miner's Certificate No intend, s xty days from the date hereof, to apply to
the Mining Recorder for a Certificate of Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a Crown
Grant of the above claim.
And further take notice that action, under section 37 must be commenced before the issuance
ot such Certificate of Improvements. '"-"
Dated this ist day of March, A. D. 1907.   q-17  .
WANTED TO RENT.
A SMALL   RaNCH    with   enough   cultivated
land to grow feed for about 12 head of stock
'' .'*.       Apply "A." care of Star.  .
NOTICE.
NOTICE is hereby given that sixty, days aftei
date I intend to apply to Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for permission to purchase
320 acres of pasture land situate in the Kamloops
livision of Yale district and described is follows:
Commencing at a stake at the S.E. cor. of the
land 20 chains 'W. from theTJvfi. cor. of sec. 15
township 91, thence North 86 chains; thence West]
40 chains; thence South 80 chains; thence East
40 chains to point of commenct ment.
E. A. HOWSE.
Located Jan. 31,1907.
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Homes—Views of Princeton
luhinC aQd Surrounding Camps
ddress   -    PRINCETON, B.C.
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NOTICE.
Chicago mineral claim, situate in the Similkameen Mining Division of Yale District. Where
located :   On Bear Creek.
Take notice that I, F. W. Groves, acting as
agent for William Henry Armstrong Free Miner's Certificate No. B2805, intend, sixty days from
the date hereof, to apply to the Mitring Recorder
for a cert ficate of improvements, for the purpose
of obtaining a Crown Grant of the above  claim.
And further take notice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuanc
of such certificate of improvements. —
Dated this 2gth day of December. 1906.      2-10
Spring Suits
In the Latest Makes and Nobbiest
Shades in all sizes. Hats, Caps,
aud Neckties in abundance.
HI ALEX.   BELL   j|f
GENERAL MERCHANT, Princeton
*n>s8
March   9, 1907
THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
ECONOMIC USES OF  LIGNITE
Concluded from page i.
causes considerable  heat, and  this  heat
produces a resinous.matter from  the  lignite which acts as a binder
The lignites in Germany often carry as
high as 50 per cent, moisture. It is the
removal of 40 per cent, of this rnoioture
which is one of the most costly and difficult parts of the manufacture In the
making of briquets from our local coal
this dr3-ing could in all probability be to
a great extent done away with.
The cost of the plant necessary for
briquetting would be in the neijjribon
hood of $120,000 (including buildings,
etj.,) for a plant with a capacity of 240
tons tf briquets per diem. The running
expenses (as given by German manufac
luring firms) would be about $107,800 per
annum, reckoning the cost of raw lignite
at 39 cts. per ion, and depreciation on
plant at 10 per cent.
This cost of producing the   raw lignite
at 39 cts. per ton   is   considerably lowtr
than   lignite  can   be   produced    in    this
country, but when the fact is  taken   into
consideration that  the lignite as  mined
in Germany contains 40 per  cent,   more
moisture than that fed into  the  briqueting machines we find that   the   price   o
lignite   reckoning   on   the   dry   sainpl.
a nounts to about   90 cts. per ton, which
is not much less than coal could be mined
for here, when working on a  latge scale.
In Germany the total cost ot niinin
Waller & Renaud in the Engineering and
Mining Journal, October 6th last, to
which article the author desires to acknowledge his indebtedness for some of
the above information.
C F01 use in producer gas plants ' of
the pressure type lignite coal has been
proved to be a very suitable fuel.
At the experimental coal testing station
ofthe U. S. Geological Survey at the Sta
Louis Exposition lignites of an inferior
type to our local coal were found to produce a better quality of gas than almost
any other coal tested.
Producer gas has never received the
attention on the American continent
which has been given to it in Europe,
but of recent years the marked develop:
ment in this branch of engineering has
attracted attention everywhere.
It is beyond doubt that in   a  gas plant
very cheap power can be produced right
in   Princeton,   and    by   converting   the
energy so eaergy so developed   into electricity a cheap power can be supplied   to
all the mines and other  industrial works
which will requie power in  this district.
Such a plant can be installed   at  a   far
cheaper rate than almo t any watei power
scheme  and it has the   advantage  that it
can he built in units of a  size   suited   to
meet the demand and further units added
at anv time as the demand requires.-sEV'
Owing to the   great   mechanical  effici
ciency of gas producers and   gas  engines
more horsepower can be develop* d at   a
briqueting amounts'10 about $1.60 per
t >n of briquet, and it is probable that our
local coal could be mined and briqueted
for about $2 per ton, provided that this
coal proves on experiment to be applic-j
able for  manufacture  in   the  same way, j
without the addition of any binder.      	
Some of  the  advantages   claimtd   for
briquets over the raw coal  are (1) diminished freight rates;   (2)   exemption  from
spontaneous combustion;  (3) diminished
insurance rates on the fuel and on vessels
carrying the fuel;   (4)   less deteriorSn
from age and weathet;   (5)   convenience
in checking  the  quantity  delivered   by
cjuut or measurement; (6) fieedom from
stnjke—of especial advantage to the navy
in war time;    (7) opportunity for  adver
tisement by impression on e n:h   briquet;
(8)   increased   regularify   in   fifing;   (9)
utiliza ion of waste products; (10) pieser
vation. of size and shape  in handling and
shipping;  (li) greater ease   of  hat dling
and shipping over raw coal;   112)   grade
of   fuel   over the raw lignite   much   increased;  (13) possibility that the briquets
could te made into  coke  aud   used   by
smelters.    Even should it be  foil-rid that
the briquets would not coke, it   is   prob
able that they could be used   in   a   b'ast
furnace for copper smelting to  ret lace  a
large portion of the coke necessary.  This
.would mean a great economy for our  local mining industr3'.
Much interesting information   on   this
i and   chaper rate in this way than In
n-dug the
from the same
coal in any other manner
quantity of coa  __^
This bzief-review of the uses of lignite
is placed before the people   of Princeton
in the hope that it may be of   use in   as
sistingsome of them to realize, fliibre fully
the extent of "the great natulr^gjfSggour
which we have at our doors.
Xh<e People s Choice
by r ason of its
purity and flavor
,.    IS    ■ -%  %,■    I
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WATSON'S!
Celebrated Scotch
WHISKEY
SOLD BY ALL DEALERS
ASK FOR
IT
Hudson'
ay Company
SOLE AGENTS
THOMAS   BROTHERS
General   Merchants
«) Then come and  inspect our
HtS •   |J£f',M niAas50rted   stock.
"i£>      Latest styles^ prices  right
U
*ar
Princeton, B   C.
Bi Stone Kennedy
President ofthe Princeton Board of Trade.
subject was contained   i
A meeting of those interested in baseball in Princeton for the coming season
will be held in J. R^Campbell's drug
store on Wednesday evening March 13,
at 8 p. m.    Everyone is requested to turn
1   an   article   by   out and help along this pop.u!
ar sport.
THE FAMINE IN CHINA
Unless the Chinese famine sufferers  in
the district north of the Yangste river receive relief immediately, the lives of ten
millions   of  them  will   be   endangered
within a   few weeks' time, according   to
reports.    The famine in  riorth   China   is
the most terrible  known j to   theworld.
Not even the great famine, of   India   can
compare with it.    The stricken area   extends   for   over   forty  thousand   squaje
miles.
SUNDAY OBSERVANCE.
At a meeting ofthe local branch of the
I
I Lord's Day Alliance in Vancouver on
Monday afternoon, the.fact was brought
out that Premier McBride has invited a
I deputation from all branches ofthe allia-
ance in'the Province to meet the Cabinet
in crnference at Victoria on Friday afternoon for a complete discission of matters pertaining  to   the new Sunday law.
COOK &  COMPANY
™E PIONEER STORE.
DQh'imake your spring purchases until
you have seen our stock. Afreshship=
ment of goods just arrived.
Stores at Princeton and Granite
Creek
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PROVINCIAL HOUSE OPENS.
The Provincial Legislature was opened
Thursday by Lieut Governor  Dunsmuir
in the presence of a large anil fashionable
gathering.    The speech from  the thn ne
congratulates the country on its ''sound"
financial basis, and   other   tilings.    The
jreplj- to the speech from the   throne was
moved  by Mr.   Thompson, Vii-toVia. and
seconded   by   Dr.   McGnire, Vancouver.
It is anticipated the last about five weeks
and every effort  will   be  made   to   rush
business through. Premier McBride holds
his Victoria seat and will open Dewdney.
The provincial  elections in   Manitoba
j held on Thursday resulted in   the   eturn
ofthe Roblin Government by a lar^e majority.
Advertise in
the Star
The
Princeton
Feed   Stables
HUSTON   BROS.,  Props
General Live.y Business carried on.
Horses'for hire, single or double. Wood
or coil delivered on shortest notice.
Prices   right.     Satisfaction   guaranteed.
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T^HE Hotel has been thorough.
renovated and refitted.^    J
Everything-   ||gte     No
spared to please the public. - Tabk
supphed  with best the  market |
c£rs%Fn\WineS'Li^--d
^ars.    Telephone and Bath ji ji
Wood,
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feat,
March 9   I907.
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J       " Not one man in ten reads books.    The
i   newspaper is parent, school, college, pul-
\   pit,   theatre,   example,    counsellor   all   in
I   one."—Wendell   Pnillips.
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What papers do you read % Let
us sugg'.^t the satisfying combination of a first class metropolitan
daily and a well edited, up-to-date
local weekly such as
THE WINNIPEG
DAILY  FREE PRESS
— AND —
Princeton Star
We will send you the above two
excellent papers on a three months'
trial order for 75c, and prepay the
postage on both.   A nominal price,
just to get you started; you will
not, we are satisfied, having once
read them, be content to do without
them.    To take advantage of this
offer you must, however, be a resident of Alberta or B. C.
The following form filled out and S
forwarded to the Star will receive
grateful     acknowledgment    and
rompt attention.
'"•rinceton :     ^^^ammmmaa^mmmm\
o undersigned address the Winni-
Free Press  and  the  Princeton
-e  prepaid   far  three   months,
close 75c.
mk
Has now in stock and is constantly receiving large shipments of
General Mereftflitiise
and is prepared to supply all
kinds of goods at lowest prices
Mail Orders Promptly Filled
STORES AT
PENTICTON and HEDLEY
n of thgjimes"
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EXPERIENCE
Great Northern
March   9, 1907
THE    SIMILKAMEEN
STAR
Synopsis of Canadian Homestead
Regulations.
{Any available Dominion I^ancls withir
. • the Railway   Belt   in   British Columbia,
i   inky be homesteader! by   any person w ho
■   isjthe sole head of a family, or any malt-
over 18 years of age, to the extent of one-
-  quarter section oi 160 acres, more or less.
Entry must be made  personally at the
I local land office  for the distiict in which
the land is situate.
The homesteader 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 vear
for three years.
2. If the father (or mother, if the tath
er  is deceased), of   the homesteader   re-
'   sides upon a farm in  the . vicinity of   the
I land entered for, the requirements as  to
& residence may beiT3atifnWr'by such   per
. son residing with the father or mother.
31 Tf the settler has his permanent resi-
■derjce upon   farming land owned by him
in the vicinity   of his  homestead, the re-
quirements as to -residence' :mav 'lye satis]
fied by residence upon the said land.
1   Six   months' notice  in   writing should
■be friven to the Commissioner of Domin-
RonjLauds at Ottawa of intention to apply
{for patent.
Coal lands m-tv lie purchased at $io p„-;
fccrafor soft cod   and   $20 fo.- anthracite.
'-.Not:more than 320 acres can  be acquire'!
by one individual or companv.    Rovalu
:.at the rate of ten   cents   per ton of 2 00c
pounds  shall   be  collected   on  the ,.ros.
output. W. \V. CORY,
Deputy of the Minister of the Interior-
N B.—Unauthorized publication ofthi.
advertisement will not be paid for.
Don't Forget  that
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Men's Fine Tailored Qarment«-th.
Ill r #the ^^ras£
ST0r0"t0' Wmn peg. Vancouv#and all the
ead.ng ct.es   wear-can be obtained right here
in Princeton.3    Hundreds   „f   .-_ ,?
choose from. 1 f  "ew Fa»erns fa>j
WHISKEY
and
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MINERAL  WATER
make a
THE
Sol i by all   Dealers.
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PROVINCIAL
ASSAYERS 1^
THE   VANCOUVER  ASSAY   OFFICE,
ESTABLISHED 1800.
Analysis of Coal and Fireclay a Specialty.
Complete Coking Quality Tests.
Ill  Reliable PLATINUM Assays.
VANCOUVER, B. C.
FIVE ROSES FLOUR
The only Reliab'e Standard Brand made from the
highest grade of Manitoba
hard wheat,
LAKE OF THE WOODS
MILLING CO.
guarantee that no bleaching
either bv CHEMICALS or
ELECTRICITY is used in its
manufacture.
Accept no Substitute.
HOWSE
OmPMMY
Nicola
LIMITED
Princeton
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TELEPHONE COMMUNICATION TH ALL POINTS,
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TUCMTTS
P. W. GROVES
A. R. COLL., SC.   D.,      W$&
Civil and Mining Engineer
PROVINCIAL LAND SURVEYOR.
HEAD   Om^^, TOROXTO
B. E. WALKER, President
ALEX. LAIRD, General Han?£f r
A. H. IRELAND, Superii.ttnctfcz.ttf
Branches
ESTABLISHED   1807
Paid-up Capitfil, 810,000,000
Rest, - - - 5.000,000
Total Assets, -  113,000,000
BANKllONEY ORDERS
mm        ISSUED AT TH. IE. , „......_ _^^-^^j\j
,'SSUED AT THE FOLLOWING RATES [ -~ : r
 __      $5 and under . i?s$!§f. .....   • .'. 3 cents
Over  $5 and not exceeding $10     ...       0 cents
"    $10        " .■"-' $30   .   .       10 cents 87
"    $30        I " $50   . 15 cents
These Orders are payable at J ar at any pffijo ,.s Cai;a~a ot a Chartered Bank   '
(Yukon excepted), and at the principal banking points in 1!■•   I listed States.
 _^________ -—. - —- ?r>w.      r They are negotiable at $4.90 to the £ sterling iii Great Britain and Ireland.
Map  of  Surveyed Claims  on   Copper    The^ form a . excellent method of remitting small ..ums.rf money with   safety
and  KenneJv    Ms.   and    Surveyed        and at small cost, and may be obtained without delay at any office of the Bank
Lands around Prince on: Price, $2. PRINCETON  ERANCH—a. H  [ACKSO.v, Acting Manager.
PRINCETON.     -        - B. C.    9.-
Trade Marks
Designs
. ... - Copyrights &c.
Anyone sending a sketch and description may
quickly ascertain our opinion free whether an
invention is probably patentable. Communications strictly confidential. HANDBOOK on Patents
sent free. Oldest agency for securing patents.
Patents taken through liliinn & Co. receive
special notice, without charge, in the
Scientific American
handsomely illustrated weefciv    t «-~
I-argest clr-
Terms, .3 a
A handsomely lllnqtrato/i „,» , ■
culation_riSny*.re...rH„4Week,y-
MMh & CO.36'B^dWay, Moyu V«rfr
Branch Office. 626 F St. WMhinlPo*" D'.JrK
MANLEY & SWANSON, Props
First Class Room and
Board
Wines,   Liquors   and
Cigars
PPiRCciof B.   c.
largest Sale in Canada
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ASSAVCRS
rMMm ENGINEERS <!n(i
In Xchange for aJl
kinds    of   Meats.
Keep warm by eating fots
of good Juicy Beef.
A. JURCfllE •"Sgr
Photos of Families taken at their
Homes—Views of Princeton
and Surrounding Camps.
Address   -    PRINCETON, B.C
H, H. CLAUDET
Assoc -nst. M  M.,Mem
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L. C. WYNNEr ■"'
X&ssoc. Inst. M.-M. *
Late Assayer LeRoi.
I'RINCHtON, B.O.
Mines and Mills Examined,  Sampled
and Reported on. ^j^i
Samples   hy   Mail   -Receive  Promp
Attention—Correspondence
Solicited.
PRINCETON  and ROSSLAND, B.C.
'Lowney's Chocolated
Manicure Sets
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(SUMMERS . WARDLElcSws r"rnd
1 ^^"ERS |Aton,W |
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the Star
Tbe eng Drug sure
J. R. CAMPBELL.
PRINCETON
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March 9   1907.
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