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Mining is the Backbone of Princeton : See it Grow.
flore People are Soured by the Success of others than by their own Failures..
Railway Transportation and a Public Telephone, Two things Lacking In the Development of Princeton at Present—Board of. Trade
to Issue Literature Descriptive of Vast Resources of Princeton District—Population must Rapidly Increase—Investments never Better.
Vol. ix. No. 34.
PRINCETON, B.C.,   WEDNESDAY,  AUGUST 19, 1908.
$2 a Year, in Advance
WHY NOT BUY HEBE ?
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Survey Party Purchase B ilk of Sup-
plics from Outside Storekeepers.
As an illustration of the business methods of the C.P R. and the Great Northern it is only necessary, to contrast theii
mode of procuring supplies for their sur-°
vey parties. The G. N. bought all its
supplies from Princeton storekeepers
whi'.e the C P.R. does not buy a mouthfulj
rom them, preferring.to ship in fiotn
outside points. By thus skimping 'Tim'
.jhaughnessy may save a fraction of a
cent on bulk articles but he loses when
,people, who don't forget, want to travel
In contradistinction, 'Jim' Hill bought
all his survey supplies here and his engineers with their wives and families were
encouraged to locate here. The C.P.R.
is the spoilt child of Canada—bonusr-
stuffed, pap-fed, always ready to grab a
slice of land or snatch a plum off the
national tree. The V.,V. &! E. is not
bonussed road, every foot of its right-
o -way being honestly acquired and fairly
■aid for. Ranches and coal land owned
b/ Great Northern people have been paid
jr to the entire satisfaction of all those
•• elling ; no attempt at squeezing land
owners, storekeepers or anybody was
made. Princeton is here to do business.
If the C.P.R. does not want to trade with
its citizens, there can be only one logiclal
policy for them to carry out.
WHY AND WHEREFORE
Railway People Take Things
Coolly Until Psychical
Time Comes.
The 'Jimhillkameen -Valley'  Slumbering, Awaits Onward March
of Navvies.
TOWN AND DISTRICT.
Hugh Hunter, Mining Recorder, has
• gone to Kamloops on official business
and will be absent about ten days.
Miss Turner of Vancouver is the guest
of Mrs. Waterman for a few days, leaving tomorrow via Nicola stage.
Division Engineer Cartwright of the
C.P.R., was in town Sunday, going out
to Engineer Carry's camp on Christina
Creek, thence overland to Summerland
along the proposed line!
C JE,. Shaw, P.L.S., was in town last
week on his way to Greenwood, where
he had urgent business with the Yale
Lumber Co.' He will return this week
and complete his work of surveying a
big tract of land for American investors
on the Skagit.
J. H. Kennedy, C. E., E. Kennedy and
K. C. Hani inson, all connected with tl e
V., V., & E , were registered at the Great
l>iorthern h< tel on Sunday.
Word  1 as   been  received from J. D.
Lumsden,   of the   Howse Co., that  he is,
seriously   ill in a Vernon  hospital.    His'
numerous frienc's will   be glad to hear of
his speedy recovery.
Dr. Westwood, of Coleman, Alb., was
an arrival in town last Thursday. He
owns what is known a? ' Macdonald's
Flat," near the Indiau reserve, which, it
is said, he intends io cultivate and plant
with fruit trees and make of it a sort of
summer resort.
' Editor Star—Sir : If you had as
much money as-'-Iim" Hill, and were as
anxious to increase it as he is, would you
baild the railway into Princeton, and do
it qnick ?    Well, yes.
There must, then, be some very good
reason why the railway has been delayed
so long. Has "Jim " been pinched in
Wall Street ? Maybe so, but the chances
are that the last time he dipped in there
he came out with both hands1 full of
thousand-dollar bills, and a few extra
ones stuck in his whiskers. ,
Does he think this district has.npt.progressed enough to pay for a railway ? He
knows as well as we do that we can't
progress much more till it comes.
On the other hand, there are acres of
real estate, miles of farm laud _nd hnn-
idreds of mining claims that'will more
than double in value as.» soon as Ihe
trains are running. Now, if you had as
much money as Jim, would you build the
railway right away, or would you hold it
back until you had got in on the ground
floor of the best of these speculations?
If this is the true cause of delay it
imeans that as soon as Mr. Hill' and his
friends are ready the railway will come
with a rush. There will be millions spent
iu developing mines, and-prosperity will
settle down on the Jimhillkameen Valley to stay.
Hurry up and get in on the ground
floor, friend Jim, and start the elevator.
We don't mind getting in at the second
storey if you'll take us up to the roof
\vith you. Very truly,
Welldoo, Aug. 15. ■ Skiddoo.
THE MINING WORLD
Independence,  Bear Creek, a
Mine   of   Unusually
Fine Prospect.
Mining Inactive in Princeton District
With no Hope of Recovery
Until Railway
The Nicola Valley Coal and Coke Co.
have.: a specimen lump of their coal
weighing i_j£ tons on exhibition at Vancouver.
Albert Johnson aud the men associated
with him working on the Independence
at Bear Creek are in town for a few days
before doing assessment- work on his
mineral claims. Mr. Johnson and his
men have been working quite steadily
for the past two years and are now taking a little holiday.
W. C. McDougall was at Chamgion
Creek lest week where he has some gold-
platinum mineral claims. A number of
prospectors are at work. The bridge and
trail will soon be completed. He expects
to return to the Creek in a few days to
mine.
TULAMEEN TUMTDM.
PHILOSOPHIZING.
1 J. O. Coulthard deposited a fine Stein-
way piano in the Star building which he
intends for his new residence. The Star
man is well supplied with musical things
now. A brood of sparrow hatchlings recently arrived, have their quarters just
above the editor's think tank. When
the ma bird comes home with a worm or
a hoppergrass there is music, which
tapers off into a few strenuous yells for
more when the old gal steps offinto space
from under the eaves. Just like some
people, these sparrows have no idea that
they are so many, nuisances.- But we
cannot do without birds, as they keep
down pests, nor can we do without people, as they keep up the population.
Fires Raging -as Result of Extensive
Drought in the Valley.
(From Our Special Correspondent.)
Tulameen, Aug. 17.—The directors of
the Similkameen Mining and Smelting
Co. intend visiting Bear Creek about the
1st September. The wagon road will be
opened up by that time.
\ W. C. McDougall made an official visit
to Coutney Mountain and Champion
Creek this week.
: The Dominion Geological survey party
is camped at Tuiameen. They have
started on the 16x18 mile map, which
begins at the_foot of Otter Lake.
The Independence mine has been shut
down owing to the necessity for machinery in sinking, which cannot be brought
in until a wagon road is built.
Dan Coutney has opened up 12 feet of
good copper ore on Coutney Mountain.-
The government railway survey part3T
on the 20-mile belt is camped at Kelly
Creek. Big bush fires are raging in that
locality.
Princeton sent a banner crowd to Tulameen on the 9th.
; Len Huston delivered a load of rustic
to J. H. Jackson for finishing his store.
It had to be hauled from Princeton.
J. O. Coulthard will erect a fine residence on the property recently purchased
by him and which corners on Harold
Ave. and Bridge Street. The estimated
cost is $2000.
THAT PUBLIC TELEPHONE.
The telephone injustice still exists and
Princeton asks in vain for the common
decency and privilege accorded other
towns. ' Nothing quite so blindly stupid
as the treatment handed out to Princeton
re a pablic telephone has occurred in the
memory of man. Ignorant obstinacv is
not likely to popularize the government
telephone line or put it in shape for competition with the telegraph line of the
V.,V. & E. A formal protest and ultimatum of the citizens sent to Premier
Laurier would, no doubt, have the desired
effect. But while this is being done
business suffers, messages "t"o late" are
received and public ill-feeling needlessly-
provoked.
ORE GOOD AND PLENTY.
The   Independence Will  Become a.
Permanent Producer.
Mining operations on the Independence group, Bear Creek, have been sus-
pendedi,for the present. It appears that
enough work has been done without the
aid of machinery to satisfy Mr. Williams, the Granby expert who visited the
property last week. To further develop-
the Independenc powerful machinery
will be installed. It will be necessary
to build a good wagon road to the mine
to enable the transportation of machinery
to be made. It is understood that the
big ore body shows no sign of pinching
and to the eye presents as fine appearance as could wellbe desired by reasonable mining men. Mr. Williams's report will undoubtedly be of a favorable
character, having expressed himself as
highly pleased with hispnspeclion. It
■call very safely be said that the Independence is a mine and having the Granby
Co. as owners its energetic development
and production is-assured. If the C.P.R.
or the V.,V. & E- want tonnage it is
certain the Independence will produce
when equipped as much as they can handle with ' ease. Meanwhile the railroad
companies should be building that way.
The marriage was solemnized Monday
at Hedley of Charles Henry McDiarmid
and Amelia Angela Allison, Rev. J.
Thurburn Conn officiating. Only immediate relatives and friends were present.
The Star wishes the happy couple all joy.
The close season for willow grouse has
been extended to the ist October and for
prairie chicken,  one year, until the ist f
September, 1909.   Of which all are duly
required to take heed.
Tink French had a painful accident
last week by which a nail pierced his
foot and laid him up for a few days.
Thanks to kind nursing and the fine condition of his blood he can now work or
do a Virginia reel as lithely as ever.
Born—On the 16th inst., at Princeton,
the wife of W. J. Kirkpatrick, of a son.
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 THE     SIMILKAMEEN     STAR
August 19 1908
.* THE STAR. «*-
J. M.WRIGHT.
SUBSCRIPTION RATE:
One Year,
$3.00
Payable in Advance.
Subscribers will confer a favor on this office by
promptly reporting any change in address or
irregularity in receipt of their paper.
Advertising rates furnished on application.
Legal notices io and 5 cents per line.
Four weekly insertions constitute one month
advertising.
No transient advertisement Inserted unless
accompanied with the cash.
SIMILKAMEEN DISTRICT.
[Continued from last week.]
Princeton and the district tributary to it may be described as a
mountainous country with beautiful stretches of valley and plateau,
the soil possessing all the properties requisite for agricultural aud
horticultural pursuits. Being in
the dry belt irrigation is necessary
for the greater portion of the land
the remainder is self or sub-irrigating. Farmers raise all the differ
•ent grains and bay and as much in
yield as in other parts of the Dominion.
Mineral    outcroppings    and  old
placer  diggings  are in evidence at
almost every turn of the eye.    Coal
is mined in the town and delivered
at a cost of $4  per   ton.    It would
be a blind  man  who could not tell
this was essentially  a mineral pro-
•ducing   district.      True,   development has been slow, but the handicap  of no   rail  transportation has
clogged  all  progress and disheartened some persons from any further
-efFort.    With drawbacks and delays
beyond  the  control of investor or
residents it is often a source of surprise to visitors  that  so  much has
been  accomplished.     Several minting properties have been developed
nip  to  the  point  where  tail transportation  is  absolutely necessary.
Without big money to face all kinds
•of obstacles the ordinary mine owner   must   halt    until   the   railway
•cheapens delivery.
Princeton is  a town of less than
a decade  in growth,   having been
acquired by the present owners, the
Vermilion Forks Mining & Development Co.,   by  whom it was surveyed  into    the present  townsite.
Jt was some twenty years ago when
'the first store was opened in Princeton.    Those were the halcyon days
>of   the   gold   hunters.    And  they
found  it  along  the Tulameen and
Similkameen  rivers   and   Granite
Creek.    A lot  of placer  gold and
platinum was taken  out of ground
that offered  least resistance to pick
and shovel.    A  few placermen still
work on the creeks and rivers where
•water is handy for washing but the
benches  are practically nntouched.
Hydraulic  and  dredge mining are
the usual means of extracting alluvial
.gold in  difficult places and Princeton district  affords unlimited scope
for those classes of mining.
The location of Princeton is ideal
from a distributing or scenic point
of view.    Situated at the forks of
the Tulameen and Similkameen it
commands water reaches finding
their sources in the timbered areas
stretching from near the Fraser
River to the international boundary
line. A more favorable location it
would be hard to find for sawmill-
ing purposes and the manufacture
of building material and furniture.
Logs could be driven to the mill
from the most westerly confines of
the district. Surplus lumber would
find a ready market in the northwest provinces.
Up the Similkameen river about
8 miles is Ashnola, on the one side
of it being the famed Copper Mountain and on the other Kennedy
Mountain. Beyond is Friday Creek
and Roche River camps, in both of
which there is high grade mineral.
The whole country from Princeton
to the headwaters of the Similkameen, Pasayton and Roche Rivers
is mineral bearing and in some parts
proven to be highly mineralized.
There is no question in the minds
of thinking men that the whole of
the Similkameen River watershed
will be dotted with mining camps,
of either ore, coal or placer.
The Tulameen valley has been so
often described and is so well known
that it seems like repetition to make
any allusion to it. No one but an
infidel in the mining faith, however,
could refuse to acknowledge that
it possessed all the earmarks of a
great mining region. It does not
require a scientist or an expert to
demonstrate anything. The silver-
lead of Summit, the copper-gold of
Bear Creek, the gold-platinum of
Champion Creek, the placers of
Granite Creek and the Tulameen
and the bituminous coking coal on
the North Fork of Granite are all
self-evident facts staring one in tbe
face. No one could, with reason,
doubt their existence, even if he
had not seen them in their native
place. But the incredulous, the
croaker and all of the disgruntled
horde, who never do things and
acquire nothing, are in every camp
and town. If the Similkameen or
any other mining district had to
depend on them, it is feared there
would be little enterprise or development,  .
All the various sections touched
upon, including One, Five-Mile and
Wolf Creeks, are tributary to Princeton. A glance at any late map will
show the roads and trails converging here. And it is an established
law of trade that it must follow the
natural courses laid down by the
Great Engineer. So, there can be
no successful opposition to Princeton coming into its rightful possession and natural heritage—the mining and commercial centre of the
Similkameen. Small burgs like
Welldo and Allison on either side'
of it may take on a mushroom
growth but Princeton goes on forever and  becomes a stable city of
this   great  Province    and  of   the
world.
Continued in next week's Star.
A. MURCHIE "Sg"
PHOTOGRAPHER »to_b,«
Photos of Families taken at their
Homes—Views of Princeton
and Surrounding Camps.
AMATEUR WORK FINISHED
Address
PRINCETON. BC.
NOTICE.
. Notice is given that I intend to apply to
the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for
a license to prospect for coal on the following
described lands:
Commencing at a post marked J. M. Smith's
S.W. oorner post placed at the SIS. corner of !ot
1822, Similkameen division of Yale district,thence
east So chains, north 80 chains, west 80 chains
following the Similkameen river, south 80 chains
to point of commencement.
JNO. M. SMITH.
May 21st, 1908.
NOTICE.
Nottce is hereby given that all persons having
claims against the estate of Christopher Burkstead, deceased 28th April, iqo8, are required ts
send to the undersigned, trustees full particularo
of their respective claims within 30 days of the
publication of this notice, otherwise no notice
will be taken of them.
CHAS. WILLARSON,
JOHN E. HEDLEY, Trustees.
Prinze-on, May 27th, 1908. 26
STALLION
"ROB ROY"
SEASON OF 1908.
Commencing on  Wednesday, 13th inst.,
the above named Stallion will stand
j  for mares in Princeton on the
WEDNESDAYS.
Until about the 20th July.
ROB  ROY,  No.   2702,  is   a • pedigreed
Clyde stallion—Terms : $10,.single leap ;
$15  for season, and $20 to insure with
foal. LUKE GIBSON.
20-24
NOTICE.
IN THE MATTER OF THE RAILWAY ACT
AND IN THE MATTER OF THE VANCOUVER, VICTORIA AND EASTERN
RAILWAY AND NAVIGATION COMPANY
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that at the expiration of four weeks from the first publication
of this notice, the Vancouver, Victoria & East
ern Railway and Navigation Company will apply
to the Board of Railway Commissioners for Canada at Ottawa, under Section 222 of the Railway
Aet to authorize the construction of a branch
line of railway to the Vermilion Forks Mining
and Development Company's coal mine on lot
1822, Group 1, in accordance with the plan, pro
file and book ol reference showing such branch
line which has been deposited in the Land Reg-,
istry Office in Kamloops on the 7th day of May
A D. 1908.
Dated this 8th day of May, A.D. iqc-8.
A. H. MACNEILL,
Solicitor for  the    Vancouver, Victoria and
Eastern Railway and Navigation Company.
The first publication of this notice was in the
issue of this paper of the 20th day of May. 1908.
NOTICE.
-NOTICE is hereby given to whom it
may concern that one red heifgk, (hornless) branded as cut on left hip, and fgjfij-,
one ball-faced steer, without ear W*
marks and no brand discernable, both
about three years old the coming spring
strayed on to the premises of the late
Angus McLod, and unless they are redeemed within thirtv days and expenses
of keep paid they will be sold by public
auction to recover same.
A. MURCHIE.
G. MURDOCH.
Trustees A. McLeod estate.
Certificate of Improvements.
Alpha, Bell fractional, Campbird fractional, Prohibition mineral claims, situate in the Similkameen Mining Division of Yale district. Where
located:   On Copper mountain. %   i-^'1
Take notice that I, F. W. Groves, F. M. C. No.
B3992, acting for self and as agent for Eric E.
Jackson. F. M. C. No. B79969, 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 i2th day cf May, A.D. rgog.
F. W. GROVES.
FOR SALE.
Lot 4, Block Four ; Lots 8, 9 and 10,
Block One.   Price, $500 Cash.
Adddress : M. M. POWERS,
Vancouver, B.C;
Transfer of License.
NOTICE is hereby given that I intend to apply to the Superintendent
of Provincial Police, Victoria, for a
transfer of the license held by me for
the Ashnola Hotel, Ashnola, B.C., to
A. Provost. HUGH CAMPBELL.
Princeton, B. C, July 8. 1908.
PRINCETON   LODGE
I.O.O.F. No. 53.
Regular meetings, 8 p
m., Thursdays.
S< journing brethren welcome.    Hall situated in
Star building.
N. Huston, J. O. Coulthard.
6 Noble Giand. Secretary.
TICMTTS
Myrtle
Navy
Tobacco
Largest Sale in Canada
I Drugs
irugs
A GOOD
SPRING TONIC
is what you require.
Campbell is the man to
see about it.    Don't delay.
CIGARS AND
TOBACCO   fr
 AT	
The City Drug Store
J. R. CAMPBELL.
PRINCETON -       .-      . -       B.C.
NOTICE.
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
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August 19, 1908
THE    SIMILKAMEEN   STAR
LOCAL AND GENERAL
A petition to have a through service
without layover at Oioville, from Keremeos to Spokane via V.,V. & E., was in
circulation in Princeton and was largely
signed. If the petition be granted it will
make a difference of a day between Princeton and Spokane.
E. W. Vans of Hedlev is holidaying
at Princeton for a week or so the guest
of Ralph and Marie Murdoch.
Len Huston and A. Sykes bought lot
22, block 11, for $150 and J. G. Macdonell
bought lot 9, block 14 for the same sum.
T_ese lots are on Kenley Ave., which is
now becoming a fine residential section.
Miss Lyall/ returned last Wednesday
from a very pleasant visit to Nicola and
to "Penstowe," the picturesque home of
Miss Thynne, Otter Valley.
Summers & Wardle, with their usual
enterprise, have imported tbe first wagon
load of the celebrated earlv Keremeos
assorted fruits. Peaches and cream, oh,
my ! How it tickles the boys and girls to
even think of them. Sampling done by
the 'devil '
It is nearly a month since any rain- fell
and the earth is as dry as fresh made
ashes. Harvesting is now in progress
and gives promise of a good yield of
grain although the straw is shorter than
usual*.
J. Peck MacSwain, humorist, poet and
traveller, saved himself from the fire at
Fernie—it was about all he could save,
as his friends well know.... He telegraphs as follows : "Dear Tom : Escaped
the holocaust. No alternative but work.
Wire me $10 at once." The answer:
"Greenwood, Aug. 3.—My Dear Peck:
You'll get the holocaust later. Work.
Forget the $ 10.   (Collect.)    T.Walsh."
John B. Taylor, of Idaho, arrived in
town last week, going on to the Skagit
country with guide Samson French. Mr.
Taylor has large interests in timber and
agricultural lands there and is only waiting for the railway to develop it.
A. E. Parker of Boston, Mass., is in
town and will probably remain here in
company with Messrs. Leavltt & Ryder
as hunter and trapper.
The stork can scarcely be regarded as
a rara avis in these parts, since it is such
a frequent visitant—indeed it may be
said to be indigenous. It perched on
the flagstaff of the Tulameen hotel recently, Princeton being blessed thereby
with an addition of a fine baby boy to
its population.
The second automobile seen in Princeton arrived last Thursday from Hedley.
It is a two seated touring machine owned
and chaffeured by Mr. Bremner of Nelson. It is his intention to put this "bile"
on the route between Keremeos and
Princeton. It might not be bad business
to extend the route to Welldo, Tulameen
and Nicola thus connecting the termini
of the C.P R. and the V.,V. & E.
STRAYED on my premises one bay
horse branded C on left hip. Owner
iray have same by proving ownership
and paying damages. If not claimed in
30 days will he sold     Ernest Rice.
REAUSTATE
IF YOU HAVE REAL ESTATE
FOR SALE LIST IT WITH US.
WE HAVE CASH BUYERS.
Wanted, at Once,
A GOOD FRUIT RANCH OF 160
TO 640 ACREf:—MUST HAVE
GOOD SUPPLY OF WATER.
THE CANADIAN BANK
OF COMMERCE
AVERY 4. AVERY
Beal Estate and General Insurance.
Star Building, Princeton.
Be ~~
Princeton
Livery
and
Feed
Stables
HUSTON   BROS., Props.
HEAD  OFFICE, TORONTO
B. E. WALKER, President
ALEX. LAIRD, General Manager
ESTABLISHED  1867
Paid-up Capital, $10,000,000
Reserve Fund, -    5.000,000
Branches throughout Canada, and in the United States and England
COUNTRY   BUSINESS   Every fadHty afforded to farmers and
.      r. wvmuww       others for the transaction of their
banking business.    Sales notes will be cashed or taken for collection.
BANKING    BY    MAIL   Accounts maybe opened by mail,  and
V       ." mniu       monies  deposited  or  withdrawn in.
.  depc
this way with equal facility
A. J. MARLOW, Acting Manager, PRINCETON BRANCH
115
General Livery business carried on.
Horses-for-hwe-single~c>r double. Wood
or coal delivered on shortest notice.
Draying in all its branches. Prices right
Satisfaction guaranteed.
Great Northern
Wflfm headguaeters fob
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VallanceS       Palnta
LCggllt, flURAUVS 1st quality - Jj
Limited.      Cold Water Sanitary Calcinw
VANCOUVER, B. C.
Hotel
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MANLEY & SWANSON, Props.
First Class room and board
Wines, Liquors, Cigars
Princeton, B. c.
YouF
Similkameen Lumber Co.,LM,
2?  «/- E' Waddell, Mgr.
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ROUGH AND DRESSED LUMBER
AH kinds  of mouldings made.      Orders promptly
attended   to.       For   further   particulars   apply   to
d.F, WADDELL, Princeton,
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X    Interest Charged on Accounts 30 Days Overdue. ^H /
need to eat meat if you want to
enjoy life. We have the best.
Fish every Friday.
Watchmaker and Jeweller.
Ladies and Gentlemen : Do not fail to
send me your watch or jewellery for repairs. I can guarantee the work to be
done right at low prices. If you are in
need of a Watch or Jewellery let me
know and I will deal with you according
to the old saying: Honesty is the best
policy. Yours truly,
J. B. HADDAD,
Watchmaker and Jeweller.
Headquarters, Vancouver : Branch office
at Nicola.
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-
SUMMERS & WARDIE
BUTCHERS
PRINCETON
Bm  Cm
Assaying
Gold, Silver & Copper, $1.
G. G. WEST, Provincial Assayer, 530
Richards St., Vancouver, BX.
f. w. GROVES
Civil and flining Engineer
B. C. Land  Surveyor
Examinations and. reports made on
mines and prospects.
Has a thorough, knowledge of the
Similkameen and Boundary Districts.
Plans of all Surveyed Lands and Mineral Claims
n the District. PRINCETON. B.C
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THE     SIMILKAMEEN     STAR
August 19 190S
BOOZE HIS WEAK POINT.
An old Scotchman who was threatened
with blindness consulted au oculist.
"Will .you have a little stimulant?"
inquired the doctor.
The old Scotchman smacked his lips
in eager anticipation.
"Ou, aye, I'll tak' a drink o'anythin'
you have handy," was the quiet rejoinder.
"Ah, that's the trouble!" exclaimed
the oculist. "You'll have to stop drinking or you'll lose your eyesight."
The old chap pondered a moment.
"A', weel, doctor, it doesna much matter ; I hae seen everythin' that's worth
_eein', anyway."
HEAD   OFFICE, TORONTO
B. E. WALKER, President
ALEX. LAIRD, General Manager
ESTABLISHED  1807
Paid-up Capital, $10,000,006
Reserve Fund, -   5,000,000
A "DEAD" BEAT.
First Hobo—I told that woman I hap
beat my way,around de world.
Second Hobo—Was she interested ?
First Hobo—Yes, she got out a rug
and told me I could beat uiy way to the
dinner table.
A GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS TRANSACTED AT ALL BRANCHES
DRAFTS AND .MONEY ORDERS sold, and money transferred by
telegraph or letter. .  j
COLLECTIONS .-made in all parts of Canada and in foreign countries.
FOREIGN-BUSINESS,'    Cheques and drafts en the United States,
Great Britain and other foreign countries bought and sold. 113
A.J. MARLOW, Acting Manager, PRINCETON BRANCH.
THK ATTENTiON of the Lands and Works
Department having been directed to the fact that:
town lots in a townsite^uamed Prince Rupert,
being a subdivision of Lot 642, Range 5, Coast
District, situated 011 the mainlaud between the
mouth of the Skeena River and ,Kaieu Island,
art'being offered for sale* it has been deemtd
necessaryto warn the public that the said town-
site is not situated at the terminus of the Grand
Trunk Pacific Railway, and is net the townsite
which is owned jointly by the Government cf
"British Columbia and the Grand Trunk Pacific
Railway Company
F J. FULTON,
Chief Commissioi-er of Lauds and Works.
Lauds and Works Dep&rtmcnt,
Victoria, B C, May ist, ico8.
GIVE AND TAKE.
: "See-ieri !" exclaimed an angry man,
"I wishsyou . would muzzle that dog cf
yours at night. His barking keeps my
baby awake."
"I was just  going   to   request  you to
muzzle your baby, rejoined the neighbor. J
"Hisnightly howling annoys mv dog."
^aj;iHE SAFER WAY.
He—If we were not in a canoe I would
■ikisSiJou.
She—Take me ashore instantly, sir!,.
HEADQUARTERS   FOR
Sierefi
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NOTICE.
NOTICE is hereby given that all claims
against the late Angus McLeod must Be
handed in to the undeisigned trustees of
said estate within.thirty days of this 110
tice, when all same, w.ill be paid, otherwise no account will be taken of them.
A. MURCHIE.'
G. MURDOCH
Trustees.
Princeton, April 29, 1908.
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■ SIZE:    Octavo,  w. ,,.,
PAGES :    1228.
'CHAPTERS:    25.        Koi.
SCOPE : The copper industry of the
world: N-''*1iffl¥3P»*i;   P   :
COVERING: Copper history, geology- geography, chepiistry^-fuineralogy'.
mining, milling, leaching, smelling, refining, brands, grades, imprmftes, alloy?,
uses, substitutes, terminologyv'-tie'positsby
districts,' states, countries and continent.-,
mines in detail, statistics of production,
consumption, imports, exports, finances,
dividends, etc.fj',x ''■'
The Copper Handbook is concededly
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Everything -in connection with this Hotel is first-
class:«_rid up-to-tiatej-arid no pains spared, to make
guests comfortable.    Rates reasonable	
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MINERAL WATER
make a
Sold bv all Dealers.
It Pays to Advertise.
Gold, Silver & Copper, $1.
G. G. WEST, Provincial Assayer, 530
Richards St., YancoiiYer, B.C.
F. W. GROVES
Civil and Timing Engineer
B. C. Land   Surveyor
Examinations and   reports   made   on
mines and prospects.
Has   a   thorough   knowledge   of   the
Similkameen and Boundary Districts.
Plans of all Surveyed T.ands and Mineral Claim-
n the District. PRINCETON. B.C
The miner needs the book for the facts
it gives him regarding 'gerjlogy, mining,
copper deposits and copper mines
The metallurgist needs^the • book for
the facts it gives him regarding copper-
milling, leaching, smelting fend refining.
• The' copper consumer needs ■ the book
for every chapter it contains,"'••:_fc, tells
what, aiid explains how and why.-
The investor in copper shares j cannot
afford to be without it. The Copper
Handbook gives statistics and general information on one hand, with thousands
of detailed mine descriptions 'on the
other, covering the copper mines of the
entire world, and the 40 pages of condensed statistical tables alone are worth
more than jthe,.price of the book to each
and every owner of copper .milling shares.
PRICE: :' $5 in buokram.with gilt top,
or $7-5° i11 f-11 library morocco.
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carriage charges prepaid, on one week's
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or paid for if it suits. Can you afford
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WRITE NOW to the editor aud publisher,.
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August 19, 1908
T H Ej    S I MIL KAMEE N   STAR
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-The Golden- Zotye on .Nickel ..Pl'atfi
Mountain, Camp Hedley, is proving to
be a very rich mine. A five-stamp mill
has been installed and the gold is plentiful. Capital is the one thing needful in
the Siimilkameen to prove that there are
other good mines. •
The daily average ot the smelter treatment) of the B.C. Copper Co. is 2,097 tons
or 59,821 tdn$ for the month of July.
The highest tonnage reached in 1907 was
made in the same month but amounted
only to 47,798 tons, or 12,023 tons less
than this month.
The  Wellington  Colliery company of
Victoria  is  ready  to supply 7000 tons of j
coke  from   their ovens at Gdmox to the '
Boundary smelters  in case of a shortage |
fro,m Fernie as a result of the big fire,       I
The Sunset mineral claim near Ross- I
Isnd has been sold by O. J. Ingalls to W- [
H. Thompson, Spokane, for j5io,ooo. The j
ledge is from 7 to 9 feet in width and is i
said to be high grade. '
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Address every ..week.   Why not subscribe
and be in touch with this great mineral 1
district. Every man in Princeton postal j
district should be a subscriber to his j
home paper, THE STAR. t
FIRE ALARMS, &c.
Four sharp taps on the bell, with slight
pause between each four, will indicate
that the fire is in Ward 1. Two sharp
taps, with pause between each two, will
locate the fire in Ward 2.
Continuous moderate ringing of the
bell will be used lor meetings of any
kind, for public demonstrations or for
giving the correct time daily. Toiling
for the dead will be one stroke of the
bell with measured intervals of ten seconds, ad.
TULAMEEN
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SAM CASSIDY, Prop.
Driving   Rigs,   Pack and
Sadple Horses for Hire
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August 19 1908
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