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Princeton First, Last and Always.
Published in the interest of Princeton and Similkameen district.
Vol. ix. No. o.
PRINCETON, B.C.,   WEDNESDAY,  FEBRUARY 26, 1908.
$2 a Year, in Advance
SEVENTY THOUSAND
Dollars a Mile Cost  of   Constructing Pacific   Coast
End of G.T.P.
Foley, Walsh &  Stewart Get  100
Mile Contract for $7,000,000—
Work Starts in April.
It is stated that the award of the con
tract for the construction of the first one
hundred miles of the line of the Grand
Trunk Pacific from Prince Rupert east
will be let by the officials of that company in Montreal shortly. All tenders
were opened on the 6th of the month and
since that time the engineers have been
constantly engaged in the examination
arid comparison of the figures submitted
by the vaiious contractors. Of these
there were several from the east and several others from the Canadian west and
and the Pacific coast in the United States
It is understood that the firm of Foley,
Walsh & Stewart, to whom the contract
for the construction of 126 miles west
from Edmpnton was awarded, have tendered on the contract, and have been successful in getting it, the price being between six-aud seven million dollars, or
an average of $70,000 a mile.
The successful firm will begin construction work at Prince Rupert; an.d Kitsalas
canyon early in April. Most of the contract will be sublet. June will see grading operations in progress along the entire 100 mile section. The work will
prove the heaviest on the entire trans-
CDntinental line between the Atlantic
aud Pacific.
It is estimated that at least two years
will be occupied in completing the contract, which will afford employment to
thousands of men.
CANADA'S   TRADE.
• Canada's total trade for the twelve
months ending January was $655,840,681.
This is an increase of $45,895,877 overtfie
previous year. The increase in imports
was $42,048,067, and in exports $5,847,-
810. The increase in imports from Britain was $17,458,914; from the United
States $19,121,985; from France, $1,281,
508; and Germany $984,800. Exports to
Britain decreased $8,713,849, and the exports to the United States increased by
Sfio 146,547. There was a slight decrease
with France and an increase with Gei-
maiiy.
For Sale Cheap for Cash—Two platinum claims in the Tulameen platinum
belt. This is a chance of a lifetime and
if you are a speculator you can't afford to
overlook this offer. For "particulars
apply this office.
OLD POSTAGE RATE  RESTORED.
Notice has been received of the recent
reduction made at Ottawa on the rate of
postage charged on daily papers', which
has been lowered from four cents to one
cent per four ounces. The notice received from Ottawa reads: "Since the
8th of May, 1907, the rates on newspapers
and periodicals passing between Canada
and the United States has been one cent
per four ounces, or fraction thereof, calculated on the weight of each packdge
and prepaid by means ot postage stamps
affixed.
I "Commencing 5th February, 1908,
however, copies of legitimate daily newspapers, published in either country, and
addressed to bona fide subscribers in the
other, may be mailed by the publisher in
the postoffice at the place where they are
published, upon prepayment of postage
in cash at the rate of one cent per pound
or fraction thereof.
"Postmasters at offices where daily
newspapers are published will, therefore,
commencing February 5th, 1908J accept
copies addressed to bona fide subscribers
in the United States for transmission
through-the mails at the bulk rate of one
cent per pound. Postmasters receiving
copies of daily newspapers in the mails
at their offices will deliver them, or for
ward them as the case may be, free from
any detention or postage charges whatsoever."
MINING NOTES.
; Frank Bailey is making good progress
on his coal prospecting work on th
Tulameen river near the bridge and is
putting in several sets of timhers. He
expects to strike black diamonds befoie
long.
Advices from Granite Creek state that
work on the coal discovery on the north
_fork is showing up well and big things
are looked for in the coal line. Rumor
has it that a big deal is on the tapis for
the oroperty.
Grand Forks advices state that during
the month of January the Granby smelter
turned out nearly 1,780,000 pounds of
copper. Even at the low price of copper
this means substantial profits for the
Granby people.
Mining operations at Camp McKinney
have been suspended, the lessees it is reported not being satisfied with results.
Three miles of placer ground in the
Fraser river near Lillooet have been
bonded by a syndicate of Boston capitalists. The bu3'ers think they will be able
to build dredges capable of handling the
gravel and saving the gold. The first
dredge will be in operation early this
summer.
, The court which has been trying Gen-
er Stossel for the surrender of Port Arthur to the Japanese, has found him
guilty and the general has heen sentenced to death.
LOCAL AND CENERAL
Clearing Right-of=way on the
V., V. & E. to Princeton
to Start at Once.
Longboat Makes  a Fast Ten  Mile
Run—Coal Prospecting—Leap
Year Dance.
Government Agent H. Hunter returned
last Saturday from Keremeos and Hedley
where he had been gathering in the coin
for His Majesty's Provincial Government.
He reports Work along the V..V. &. E.
going slowly but steadily ahead, there
being all told 200 hundred men at work.
Contractor Walsh informed Mr. Hunter
that the work of clearing the right of-way
between Hedley and this point would be
undertaken at once.
"Tink" French left last week on a
business trip to Portland, Oregon.
Angus Stewart, of Hedley, was a visitor
to Princeton on Monday,
J. E. McCauley was a passenger on
yesterday's stage to Hedley, bound for
Spokane.
Burton S. Adams, of Kalispell, Mont.,
arrived in town yesterday on mining
business and proceeded up to Granite
Creek, where he investigated the mining
possibilities of the creekbed.
Before a crowd of 3,000 people at Boston recently Tom Longboat, the great Indian runner, established his reputation
as one of the greatest runners in the
world when he clipped off ten miles in
the remarkable time of 50.52 3-5; beating
the time made by Shrubb, the great English professional runner, over the same
track some two months ago.
A number of business men of Kam-
Ioops have decided a cannery for fruit
and vegetables at that place and construction will be commenced shortly.
A SERIOUS  CHARGE.
The case of A. R. Goodwin, charged
with cattle stealing from the Douglas
Lake Cattle Co., came up for hearing at
hearing last week at Kamloops. Chas.
Wilson, K. C, of Vancouver, appeared for
the prosecution, while the prisoner was
defended by A. D. Macintyre and J.
Murphy.
Evidence produced showed Goodwin
had rounded numerous head of cattle and*
horses not his own and had obliterated
the original brands and then had put on
his own mark. He stand a good chane
of receiying a severe sentence.
Sixteen British trade unions, with a
membership of 300,000, are supporting a
movement to establish a one-cent eight-
page daily newspaper in London in the
nterests of lab6r.
AN EXPLANATION.
In referring to a case of wifebeating in
the last issue of the Star, mention was
made concerning the mistake of holding
the case behind closed doors, thus excluding the public. In justice to Mr.
Waterman, J. P., before whom the case
was tried, we wish to state that Mr.
Waterman declares he had no intention
of debarring the public and that it was
not on his authority that people were
turned from the door, nor was he aware
that such was the case. The erring husband was bound over to keep the peace
for one year and for his own welfare as
well as that of his family it is to be
sincerely hoped he will in future conduct
hiniself in a manner becoming a husband
and father.
LEAP YEAR DANCE.
There was a well attended meeting of
ladies Saturday afternoon in the school
house to arrange for holding a "Leap
Year" dance. Friday evening, March
6th, was the date decided on and the
school house the place, and a cordial in-
vitation'is extended to the general public
to attend. The ladies are sparing no
pains to make this dance the event of the
season and a pleasant evening is assured.
Each married lady attending is kindly requested to bring a cake and sandwiches.
NEW SCHEDULE  E0R LOGGERS.
The B. C. Loggers' Association has
settled upon a new schedule of wages for
loggers which is expected to prove satisfactory.   The schedule is as follows:
Monthly men with board included—
per month: chef (large camp), $65; white
cooks, $60; flunky, $30; man and wife as
cook and flunky, $80; Chinese cook, 1st,
$45; 2nd, $35; string teamster, $70;
teamster (two horses), $40; single boy,
$20.
Daily men, board $5.25 per week—per
day: blacksmith, $3; blacksmith helper
$2; boomman, 1st, $3; 2nd, $2.50; greaser, $2.25; faller, 1st, $3.50; 2nd, $3; un-
dercutter, $3.50; bucker, $3; woodcutter
(roader) $2.50; wood splitter, $2; head
skidder, $3.25; skiktoad man, $2; swamper, $2.50; donkey engineer, $3.25; donkey fireman, $2.50; hook tender, $4; rigging slinger, $3; chaser for yarder, $3;
chokerman, $3; signalman, $2.25; sniper,
$2.50; knotter, $2.50; line horse man,
$2.50; dog up man, $2.50; P. F. man, $3.25
At a meeting in the Y. M. C. A. headquarters in San Francisco, the other day,
the Rev. N. E. Poon Chew, editor of the
Chinese World, told his audience that
the Chinese were organizing an army of
1,000,000 men to drive the Europeans
from the empire.
The Board of Trade will hold'its next
meeting on Thursday evening, March
4rd, when it is expected the question of
installing a waterworks system for Princeton will come up for discussion.
 THE     SIMILKAMEEN     STAR
February 26   1908
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The Similkameen Star
B.   STONE KENNEDY
Editor and Proprietor.
SUBSCRIPTION RATE:
One Year,
Payable in Advance.
$2.00
Subscribers will confer a favor on this office by
promptly reporting any change in address or
irregularity in receipt of their paper.
Advertising rates furnished on application.
Legal notices 10 and 5 cents per line.
Four weekly insertions constitute one month
advertising.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26,1908.
The...
Princeton
Livery Stable
HUSTON   BROS., Props.
General Livery business carried on.
Horses for hire, single or double.. Wood
or coal delivered on shortest notice.
Draying in all its branches. Prices right.
Satisfaction guaranteed.
CURTAILMENT.
F. W. GROVES
Following  along  the   lines  laid''
down by such  financial   giants  as
Has   a   thorough   knowledge   of  the
Similkameen and Boundary Districts.
. the District.
PRINCETON. B.C
[ Civil and flining Engineer
B. C. Land  Surveyor
T        _. T   tj-'ii       i_        j   • t  -i  1     Examinations and   reports   made   on
Tames T. Hill, who advise  curtail-1    . v
. .J mines and prospects.
ment of expenditure and a period of
financial rest, as it were, as the best
and Surest    Way of   fully recovering! Plans of. a" Surveyed Lands and Mineral aanu<
from the  present monetary string-,
ency, the Star will until further no-|
tice (until our numerous subscrib-!
ers who are in arrears come in pos-,
session of the "needful" and  at the/
same time become converted to  the
necessity  of "coughing  up,''   and!
advertisers are tumbling over them-l
selves in order to have their .needs'
presented tothe public gaze through I CITMMCpC   G   WARMF
these columns)  appear  as   a   four-j ^UiUiTUtflJ   ^   " AHVltL,
BUTCHERS
need to eat meat if you want to
enjoy life. We have the best.
Fish every Friday.
page luminary instead of six. We
wish to draw the attention of several of our adversers to the fact
that their advs. have shrunk up, so
to speak; don't be alarmed at this
as it is onlj- following out the general scheme of curtailment.. They
now appear in their proper "space."
Princeton is quite naturally suffering in commou with other places
from the general financial depression that has swept the land, and
until outside money loosens up
and co:r.es our way, we feel compelled to act on Mr. Hill's suggestion aud rest up.
It might not be ought of place to
state that the Star is now in possession of a brand new safe (ordered
some time ago on the strength of
coming into a legacy—which never
came) and we would dearly love to
show it proper consideration and
place within its keeping a few delinquent subscription, or the price
of a new one. Also anyone having
rare and valuable jewelry, plate,
etc., and wishing to deposit same
iu a safe place, here's you chance.
Cash and bonds will also be taken
care of in any amounts. Office
open day and night.    Please come !
WHISKEY
and
NOTES AND  COMMENTS.
From all appearance the Conservatives in British Columbia believe
that the Dominion general elections
will soou be called. ..They are actively engaged in organization work
and from reports issued they are
confident of electing a straight Conservative seveu completely changing the present order of things.
Congdence is a good thing all right
but in the present instance we are
inclined to believe it is misplaced.
MINERAL WATER:
make a
Sold bv all Dealers.
I
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-AT-
HEADQUARTERS   FOR
Sherwin-Williams^
Paints
MURALO'S 1st quality
Cold Water Sanitary Caicimo
FEBRUARY  26,   1908
NOTICE.
THE    SIMILKAMEEN
STAR
VANCOUVER, B. C.
HOTEL   DRIARD
NICOLA, B. C.
Everything in connection with this Hotel is first-
class and up-to-date and no pains spared to make
—guests comfortable.    Rates reasonable	
Princeton's corner store
How about some HEAVY UNDERWEAR. We have a large and
well assorted stock of Men's Underwear at prices that will please
you.
ome in and see our samples of made-to-order Clothing.
CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS
King" Solomon mineral claim, situate in the Similkameen mining" division of Yale district.  Where
located:   On Copper mountain.
Take notice that I, F. W. Groves, acting*as agrent
for C. M. Snowden  free  miners  certificate  No.
B9431, and E. E. Burr free miners certificate No.
B79302, intend, sixty days from the date hereof, to
apply to the Mining* Recorder for a  Certificate of
Impro/eir.eits, for  the purpose  of obtaining a
Crown Grant of the above claim.
And further take notice that action, uuder sec-
li >n 37, must be commenced befoae the issuanceof
suhh Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 16th day of December, 1907.      49-9
NOTICE.
Certificate cf Improvements.
"Nero" fraction, ' Lone Star" fraction, "Ad..-
£JIaide" fraction "Dividend," 'Smuggler."
•'Johnston," "Knterprise." "'Ophir" mineral
claims, situate iu the Similkameen Division of
Yale district. Where located: Coppei mountain.
Take notice that Charles Willerson, agent for
Charles Willarson. F.M.C. No. B3gg7; PeU*r Johnson, K M.C. No. Jt"39Q8' John Crowley, F.M.C. No.
1*3993; Robert Cramer, K. M.C. No. B946Q, 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
Grant 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 18th day of December A.D. 1907
2-10
TUCMTrs
Mqrfle
«/««# Arrived
A large consignment of	
Homespun Pants
article
largest Sale in Canada
r>„  ,   ... *^ai  arncie
Slater Shoe
AT
Lpil k lieloici
General
fierchants
£3gP"Agents for Similkameen Lumber Company
lofd -
MANLEY & SWANSON, Props.
First Class room and board
Wines, Liquors, Cigars j
1    TULAMEEN, B. C.
♦
owseCo.
I Wm. J. Henderson
Limited
Nicola
PRORIETOR
HEAD   OFFICE, TORONTO
ESTABLISUED  1867
B. E. "WALKER, President
ALEX. LAIRD, General Manager
A. H. IRELAND, Superintendent of
Branches
Paid-up Capital, $10,000,000
Rest, •• - - 5,000,000
Total Assets, -  113,000,000
The only Reliable Stand-
j ard Brand made from the
highest grade of Manitoba
hard wheat,
USE OF THE WOODS]
MILLING CO.
Certificate of Improvements.
"Freddie B" and "Rambler" mineral claims, situate in the Similkameen mining- division of Yale
district. Where located: On Five-Mile creek.
Take notice that I, Luke Gibson, Free Miner'8
Certificate No. B9468, 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 Grant 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 12th day of February, A.D. 1908. 8-16
ROUGH AND DRESSED LUMBER
SHINGLES, DOORS AND WINDOWS
AH kinds  of mouldings made.     Oorders promptly-
attended   to.      For   further   particulars   apply   to
guarantee that   nr, ui
either   bv    Cmrin!^1^
ELECTRICITV  •   ICALS   or
Branches throughout Canada, and in the United States and England
A GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS TRANSACTED
COMMERCIAL AND FARMERS* PAPER DISCOUNTED!
84
SAVINGS BANK DEPARTMENT
Deposits of $1 and upwards received, and interest allowed at
current rates. The depositor is subject to no delay whatever in
the withdrawal of the whole or any portj^-r «f the deposit.
PRINCETON    BRANCH.
BARGAIN!
IN
The Cily Drugstore
J. R. CAMPBELL* <j§^|
TRINCETON -        -        -       B.C.
OMEN'S
CLOTHING
ALEX.   BELL ; ||
GENERAL  MERCHANT,  Princeton
W2
LIVERY and TO STABLES
Driving:   Rig's,   Pack and
Saddle Horses for Hire    1
Horses Pastured and Delivered
Apply   to   LODWICK   &   GUTHRIE,
Tulameen,  or lo HOLMES,
Granite Creek.
CEALED TENDERS, addressed to the Postmas-
*-' ter-General, will be received at Ottawa until
noon, on Friday, the 2Cth March, for the conveyance of His Majesty's mails, on a proposed contract for four years, 3, 6 and 6 times respectively
per week each way, between Penticton and Keremeos station; Hedley and Keremeos station, and
Hedley and Princeton, from the Postmaster-General's pleasure.
Printed notices containing further information
as to conditions of proposed contract may be seen
and blank forms of tender may be obtained at the
Postoffices of Penticton, Keremeos Centre, Keremeos Station, Hedley and Princeton, and at the
office of the Postoffice Inspector.
jfefOHN K. GREENFIELD,
Postoffice Inspector.
Postoffice Inspector's Office,
Vancouver, B. C, 7th Feb., 1908.      8-12
PRINCETON   LODGE
D llF^V      '•O.O.F. No. 52.
°^^w^ JM Regular meetings, 8 p.
«_=»- ^^^__sgS'     m., Wednesdays.
Sojourning brethren welcome.    Hall situated in
Star building.
Chas. Wi£.r.ARsoN\ J. Z,. Hcston,
6 Noble Giand. Secretary.
New Goods Arriving.. CM m w
mem wore *£ mSn
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PIONEER
STORE
Bridge Street, Princeton,  B. C.
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General Blacksmith, is the man to
do the job. Satisfaction guaranteed
and prices right. Talk it ovet
with him and be convinced.
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Photos of Families taken at their-
Homes—Views of Princeton
and Surrounding- Camps.
AMAETJR WOBK FINISHED
Address   -    PRINCETON, B.C -
 THE     SIMILKAMEEN     STAR
February 26   1908
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