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Princeton Coal is high in heat, low in waste.
An honorable reputation is more valuable than rubies.
Capital and energy with brain and muscle are proving: the vast resources of Princeton district and will place the future beyond all doubt
or dispute—The payroll goes with industrial enterprise: Princeton gives promise of a large payroll city—Mines, smelters, manufactories.
Vol. XIII.
PRINCETON, B.C., WEDNESDAY, MAY 15, 1912.
No. 20
HILL 'COMES BACK'
After Rest of Many   Moons
Construction Begins in
Few Days.
Contracts from End of Track to Cover
41 Miles and Work Begun
at Hope.
Louis W. Hill, president of the Great
No them railway; M. j. Costello, western
passenger agent, and a number of other
officials arrived in Princeton on the delayed train during the Star press hour.
_t was learned, however, that construction
is to be pushed with all energy on the
V. V. & E. until the line is complete to
Hope
Orders have been issued to start construction once more on the V. V. & E.
and at this moment rock work is in progress at the junction o( the Canadian
Northern with the V. V. & E. at Hope.
Chief engineer of construction, J. H.
Kennedy, has sanctioned a contract at
Hope for the grad.ng mentioned, which
clearly indicates the intention of the
Great Northern railway to proceed building through Coquihalla pass without
waiting for the report of the Dominion
railway commission's report. President
Hill is, no doubt, determined to give bis
rival, the Kettle Valley line, battle for
possession of the pass and as possession
i§ nine points of the law regarding mine
and thine, he will occupy the pass with
an army of graders
That there is seiious intention of resumption of work on the V. V & E. I'om
Coalmont westward is corroborated by
the .arrival of an engineering staff and
the erection of an office at that point for
their accommodation. Chief engineer of
construction, J. H. Kennedy, L. M. Hale
assistant, and D. J. Hall of Fargo, N. D ,
rightofway agent, went to the front on
Friday and from the present end of the
track, about a mile west of Coalmont,
contractors will soon be at work grading.
Revision and staking of the line will be
immediately undertaken and as soon as
possible the whole remaining unfinished
portion to Hope will  be  under contract.
The C. P. R. has begun preliminary
work for double tracking the main line
fiom Calgary to Vancouver, involying
the expenditure of many millions of
dollars.
The Kettle Valley line will have 2500
men at work in and out of Penticton
westward this summer.
A survey party under engineer Seymour has arrived on the Coldwater and
will work in the Coquihalla pass this
summer on the.K. V.
Two trains are busy night and day ballasting theV. V. &"E. to Coalmont.
Carl B. Gray is the new president of
the Great Northern from and after the
"15th May.
D.J.Hall, rightofway agent on the
V. V. & E , is purchasing through Tula-
mean. The line strikes the Otter Flat
hitel.
H. L. P. Chiene, formerlv on V. V.
& E., has gone to the Philippines.
Louis McDonald is back on the engineer force of the V. V. & E
VICTORIA DAY CELEBRATION
Manager Dell Young is trying out  his
baseball  team   with   frequent   practices
and hopes to haye them in  trained con:
dition   for I the   forthcoming    match   at
Coalmoru on Victoria day.    It is unfortunate that the major portionot  Uieexmip-
nient was burned in t^____________. tberh
fire, making it necessary to practice with
any old gear. If possible a new layout
will be on hand for the match, but in
nny case the team will be handicapped.
Manager Young has the ' leather ' for a
strong team, but drill they must in
caution and precision if they are to reap
glory on the Yield at Coalmont.
REFUTES STATEMENT
Editor Star—Sir: Regarding a leading
article printed in the Coalmont Courier
re English settlers tumbling into the
Tulameen; the assertion is a gross exaggeration. English settlers or any othtr
law abiding persons are welcome in the
Tulameen regardless of nationality,
especially when they pay . their way.
The majority of English settlers who
come here do not come on a shoe string
like some people that we know of.
Probably the writer is an I. W W.; if so,
our jails are /ull/of them n_WT We think
if you follow ^proree. of some^ofihose
people whoTloller' iheir>*ej__3 off you
will find that they arc trawling under an
assumed name and that they have not
made much of a mark in this world. Re
garaing the remark made by a Canadian
girl we think the writer might desist from
throwing such a slur on any Canadian
girl. A lady would certainly not make
such a remark.
Canadian Common Sense.
Otter Valley, May 13
EAST PRINCETON NOTES.
East Princeton, May 13.—The Cement
Co's brick machine is working steadily
and is turning out about 8oooJ_d[ck per
day. Work on the cement stockhouse is'
progressing favorably and the building
will be completed in six weeks. The
masons are putting a new front on the
limekiln.
W. J. Budd left on Friday  for Calgary.
J. H. Innis has retired to his ranch on
Trout creek.
The final arrangements for laying the
steel on the cement spur, have been completed and assurance is given that the
rails will be laid in a few days.
MINES AND MINING
Revival in Mining World Over
Gives Bright Aspect
to Situation.
Roanie Camp   Placer Cleanup Gives
Good Returns—Voigt Camp
Diamond Drill.
The diamond d .11 outfit to be used by
the B. C. Copper Co, at Voigt camp will
soon be in operation, part-of the machinery ha_ing already arrived with a
force of skilled operators. The company
h is installed a compressor and~lhe work
of development will be carried on with
increased force and—vigor. On NoT t^i
c >pper ore carrying $6.40 per /ton was
f .mrlU at 200 feet and at a greater depth
the gold values increased it to J58T Vo'g'
camp is believed to be a bigger mining
proposition than any owned by the company and is capable of supplying a smelter with its own ores. In all probability
a smelter will be built here if loeal coke
can be obtained.
The Columbia Coal & Coke Co. at
Coalmont are pushing on without cessa-
tio 1 the large lunnel which will be used
to operate the mine when they are pro
ducing. The excellence and quantity of
this coal for various purposes has long
been ascertained. As a coking coal it
will be much in demand for smelting
purposes right in this great copper producing district. The Columbia Coal &
Coke Co. have spent a 1 .rge amount of
money in developing their properties,
cjal, townsite and timber, and are deserving the reward of prosperity for their
patient energy and creating an industry
that will be of immense importance to
the country. Their townsite is a model
of neatness and cleanliness and has the
appearance of thrift and contentment.
Evervbody speaks favorably of the management of this company and hope for
their complete success.
The first cleanup on the  Roanie placer
j mines was made last Tuesday and was in
every way successful, exceeding the ex
pectations of the owners, Messrs. J. O.
Coulthard and J. O'Neil. Four nuggets
were taken from the sluice boxes, averaging $650 each, the remainder of the
value being rim gold.    The concentrates
j from the gravity table show platinum and
fine gold; at present they have about 500
I pounds of concentrates in the settling
tanks. The Roanie is undoubtedly a
mine, it having now passed the experimental stage since the old channel was
struck.
On the first Thursday after the first
Monday of each month in Princeton the
following board of examiners will receive
applicants from those who desire to become coal miners undet  the act regula
ting coal mines. Secretary, A. W. / \
Courtney; R. Gourley, M. Louden, W. ,
Forsyth, J. Wylie, D. Forsyth and H. Fox.
R. Stevenson is preparing to work ott
the Allison property and wilLalso begin
whijJsiCwing for Summit camp. In spite
or years Mr. Stevenson is full of energy
and courage and seems now to be on the-
high road to fortune.
W. C. Fry, placer mining man, arrived"
in town last Friday irom Vancouver.   Itr
is said  that the Guggenheims are interested here also in placer.
j   J. E. McCauley  writes from  London,
Eng., recently  where he had   gone   on
mining and   financial   business   and   is
hopeful of good results.
Continued on page 2.
WORLD WIDE
Brief Paragraphs, of Dominion and
• Foreign' New*.   i   "
-_5_n. I. P.IHfcbee,chairmanolHCanaders
railway commission, is dead, aged 53.   ,
Robert Garner, Chilliwack oldtimer,
is dead at the ripe old age of 80 jears.
Peter Marquart, an oldtime and respected resident of Nicoia, has .retired to
Victoria followed by the good^ wishes . f
a host of friends. 1.. ■ >
Premier McBride has been preseh___
to the king _nd the supposition is tbkt it
will be Sir Richard McBridc^ia • the
fnture.  -z*~ ■
Constable Kindness, waft shot dead by
Indian outlaws on May 2 near Clinton,
in the Cariboo district. A posse of
specials and police are after two suspects
and a reward of $1500 has been offered'
by the government for the outlaws dead
or alive.
•Prospects for a big crop could not be
belter,' says D. R. Ker of ffye BSackman
& Ker Milling Co., speaking of conditions
in the northwest wheat belt.
Edmonton is now said to contain 50,000
souls. In the fall of 1880 it did not have
many more than 50.
By election for Kootenay unexpectedly
announced for June 20.
Assiniboine riv_r overflowings does
considerable damage.
King George made a descent in a sum-
marine, now proposes to make an ascent
in an aeroplane.    'God save -the king.'   I
'Universal peace,' that was the slogan
at the celebration of 100 years of peace
among English speaking pSoples at New
York last Friday.
Who would be a president? Mr. Taft
will make 63 speeches this week.
Penticton has deplorable sanitary con?
ditions—not thus Princeton.   '
Although there were only ib.ooo good
Canucks engaged in the Fenian raid of
1866, there are now 17,000 applicants for
pension the government will grant. O,
my country, we bleed for thee !
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THE     SIMILKAMEEN     STAR
May 15, 1912,
MINES AND MINING.
M. J. Turnbull of the Trail Consolidated Mining & Smelting Co., with
guide C. M. Snowden, is.visiting the
miuing camps and mineral prospects in
this section.
The smelter at Great  Falls,  Montana,
will be immediately enlarged by  the ex
penditure of $2,500,000,  making  it the
largest in the world.
It is reported that the Kingston mine
at Hedley will shortly commence
working.
The B. C. Copper company made a net
profit of $57,000 on March copper produced at a cost of 8 34 cents a pound.
The Forest Rose hydraulic mine on
Williams creek, Cariboo, has started
piping.
Edison, the wizard inventor, has perfected a new treatment of ores which
means a marvellous saving.
Dan Ross has a.fine array of galena ore
at Granite creek which he has taken from
his mineral property at Summit camp.
It is not improbable that I the whole of
Summit camp will prove to be a bonanza
to the various owners. Development
work on a large scale will be carried on
this summer.
The Hedley Gold Mining company will
t eat the contents of the slime pond
which has accumulated during the last
six months. It will be pumped back into the mill for retreatment.
J. Quinn and D. Falsom. diamond
drillers, are in town en route to Voigt
jQimp.
Dr. J. B. Porter, professor of mining
engineering  and  assistant   professor   in
'.geology at McGill university, accom
panied by 32 mining students, has left
Montreal in a special car to visit and
study the practical work in mines in
British Columbiaand elsewhere. After
visiting the mines in east Kootenay the
partv will arrive in Grand Forks about
May 25, and will visit the Granby and
.British Columbia Copper smelters and
mines in the Boundary. It would be a
good stroke of advertising policy to in
duce at least some of these students to
■come to Princeton and see the placer, ore
.and coal mining.
pleasure to every lover of the art terpsi
chorean. Be there and balance to your
partner.
TAILOR WANTED—Good all  round
man.   Apply Karl H. Morse.
House to rent—Coal shed, cellar and
well.   Garden.    Apply J  M. Wright.
FOR SALE—Lots 14 and 15, block 19.
comer Halliford avenue and Lime sireet
Price and terms apply J. M  Wright.
FOR SALE
$450—I.ot 1, Block 19, corner Bridge
street and Halliford avenue.    Apply
J. E.  SORBIN,
Real Estate Agent,
Rossland, B. C.
THE CANADIAN IBANK
OF COMMERCE
SIR EDMUND WALKER, C.V.O., L.L.D., D.C.L., President
ALEXANDER LAIRD, General Manager
CAPITAL, - $10,000,000
Africa Crete
Arabia Cuba
Argentine Republic Denmark
Princeton Poultry Farm
PRINCETON,   B. C.
Breeders of S. C. White leghorns
SPECIALS.
Ice cream at Huston's parlors on
Thursday, in Irwin block, next door to
Bank of Montreal.
Farmers, attention! Dn you requi e a
mower? The A. E. Howse Co. have a
large stock.   See them.
Going—Some choice snaps in land and
town lots.    Apply J. M. Wright.
The tennis club dance to b. held on
Friday evening in the I. O. O F. hall
■will   be   an event of social interest and
Egg Settings from  now on  at   half
price, excepting No. 3 pen.
Young Stock for Sale in any quan
tity. March and April Pullets from $1
up. Cockerels from $2 up. All bred
from best stock.
Address all communications to
T. C. BROOKE,
REST, -   $8,000,000
DRAFTS ON FOREIGN COUNTRIES
Every branch of The Canadian Bank of Commerce is equipped to issue drafts on
the principal cities in the following countries without delay:
Greece New Zealand Siberia
Holland Norway Soudan
Iceland Panama South Africa
Australia Egypt India Persia Spain
Austria-Hungary    Faroe Islands Ireland Peru Straits Settlement.
Belgium Finland Italy Philippine Islands    Sweden
Brazil Formosa Japan Portugal Switzerland
Bulgaria France Java Roumania Turkey
Ceylon Fr'ch Cochin China Malta Russia United States
.Chili Germany Manchuria Servia Uruguay
China Great Britain Mexico Siam West Indies, etc.
The amount of these drafts is stated in the money of the country where they are payable ; that is they are drawn in sterling, francs, marks, lire, kronen, florins, yen,
taels, roubles, etc., as the case maybe. This ensures that the payee abroad will
receive the actual amount intended. A233
J. D. ANDRAS,  Manager, PRINCETON BRANCH.
'CIVjL service act
THE qualifying examinations for Third-class
Clerks, Junior tjgrks and Stenographers
will be held at the following pla.-es, commencing
ou Tuesday, the 2nd July next: Armstrong,
Chilliwack, Cumberland Duncan. Golden, Grand
Forks, Kamk ops, Kaslo, Kelowna, Ladysniith:
Nanaimo, Nelson, New Westminster, Peachland,
Prince Rupert, Penticton. Revelstoke, Rossland,
Salmon Arm, Summerland, Vancouver, Vernon,
and Victoria.
Canadidates must be British subjects between
the ages of 21 and 30, if for Thiru-class Clerks;
and bttneen 16 and 21, if for Junor Clerks or
Stenograph .s.
Applications will not be accepted if received
later than the 15th June next
Further information together with application
forms, may be obtained from the undersigned.;
Section 7 of the 'Civil Service Act"
provides that temporary clerks . nd
stenographers, who have not been regu
larly appointed bv Order in Council,
must pass this examination.
P. WALKER,
Registrar, Civil Service.
Victoria, B. C, 1st May, 1912.
J. Ii. WARD
Painter, Paper Hanger, Decorator
Carriages Painted and Enamelled
Prices moderate    Satisfaction guaranteed
Shop—Next Model Livery Barn
Royal Rank oi Canada
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R. B. ANGUS, Esq., President
Sir ET) WARD CLOUSTON. Bart , Vice-President
H. V. MEREDITH. Esq , Generai, Manager
Capital - - -       $14,887,570.00
Reserve and Undivided Profits   -  $.6,855,185.36
SAVINGS   BANK DEPARTHENT
Deposits received from $i upwards.    Ranching and Mining Business
given every attention
BANKING    BY    MAIL
Deposits may be made and withdrawn by mail.    Out of town accounts
receive every attention.   A General Banking Business Transacted
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flackerel, Herring.   Eggs, Butter, Lard
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PRINCETON, B. C.
CAPITAL       -
RESERVE UNDIVIDED PROFITS,
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A General Banking Business Transacted
DEPOSITS MAY BE MADE FROM $i UP
Special attention given tooutof town accounts
Interest allowed on savings accounts at higest current
rates.    Dratts and money orders sold on all  points.
PRINCETON BRANCH       G. M. K. MACLEOD, Manager
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Summer Goods 9£pJ|
We are showing some neat patterns in Seagrass Chairs and
Rockers. These are very nice for either verandah or inside
use—comfortable, durable and inexpensive.
Hammocks and Picnic Baskets are also among the' goods
we are offering for summer. If you are going camping or
picnicing it will be to your interest to see these
A. L. WHITE'S  Furniture Store
A. E. IRWIN
CONTRACTOR AND BUILDER
Estimates Given
Workmanship Guaranteed
Best  Cedar  Shingles  $3.50 per M
MODERN WOODMEN
OF AMERICA
Meetings, third Mondays, in the Odd
fellows* Hall.
Visitors welcome.
J. F. WADDELL, Consul.
P. RUSSELL, Clerk.
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THE     SIMILKAMEEN   STAR
PERCY W, GREGORY
Assoc. Mem. Can. Soc. CE.
CIVIL ENGINEER
AND 11RITISH COLUMBIA
LAND SURVEYOR
Star Building, PRINCETON, B.C.
T. CLARK KING
Architect
Graduate of the Art and Science Department
Kensington, London, Eng.
Member of the Alberta Architectural Association.
Plans and  Specifications  of Buildings   furnished  at reasonable rates
Office : KING & GIBSON
Vermilion Av. Princeton, B.C., Phone 18
O. R. BOUCHER
ARCHITECT
Coalmont, B.C.
K. C. BROWN
Barrister and Solicitor
Notary Public, Etc.
PRINCETON,   •    B.C.
BRITTON BLOCK
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LIVERY STABLE
PRINCETON, B. C.
General Freight Delivery—Contracts
Taken—Coal ITauled promptly.
Variety   of   Rigs—Good   Roadsters—
Big Stables—Courteous Attention
to all Customers.
LOCAL AND GENERAI
Mrs A J Pazolt, eldest daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Freeman, and Miss
Freeman, sister of Mr. Freeman, sr.,
arrived last Friday from Ryde and London respectively on a visit. The Empress
of Britain on which they sailed met with
bergs near the scene of the Titanic dis
aster. The Empress steamed dead slow
until free from the bergs, one of which
was within ten feet of her bow.
G. M K. Macleod, manager of the
Royal Bank, left lor the coast last week
and will be absent for a couple of weeks.
Mr. and Mrs. Hankinson, recently mar
ried in Calgary, arrived on Saturday
In the evening ihey were the recipients
of a band serenade besides showers of
congratulations from a host of frieuds.
For the present the happy couple will
reside iu Princeton.
Miss MacQueen and Miss Fraser oi
Coalmont were guests of Mr. and Mis
Hue;h Hunter Saturday and Sunday.
H. Tweedle's new Case motor brought'
up from Keremeos on Saturday evening
the following: O. H. Carle, R. H. Car
michael, Manuel Bare.lo, J. Smith, H
Tweedle, and the Great Northern agent
They returned Sunday evening.
A large crowd from Princeton will attend the sporty sports at Coalmont on
Victoria day.
Fred Bates, one of the old timeis of
Nelson and the Boundary district, ar
rived in Princeton last Friday and will
remain for a time.
W. McLean has been busy i_2 p.ist
week looking after his Irish oranges al
the Ashnola experimental farm.
Rev. James Williams wriiing from-St
Jahns, N B , sends his kind regards and
states that his ship was delayed by ber^s
on which he was to sail for England.
R. H. Salter of Spokane was in town
last Friday on mining business. It was
his first v^sit here and he is much im
pressed with the possibilities of tlie town
' Judge Brown held county court in the
court house last Wednesday, a number of
minor cases beiug disposed of.
P. W. Gregory, P. L S., returned last
Stturday from surveying at Otter lake.
T. Dignan returned Thursday after
spending a week sightseeing and on business at Vfencouver.
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F. P. COOK
General Merchant
Miners' outline.
Princeton,   Granite Creek
OLDEST ESTABLISHED"
Priest
Photographer
Princeton
Scavengers
JOHNSON & REHN
Work promptly attended to. Town
health regulations complied with ; lawful
sanitary conditions in force. Orders may
be left at C. Willarson & Co's.
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Wall Papers, Burlaps, House
■|j| Lining, Etc.
Paints, Oils, Varnishes and Stains
Brushes of all kinds. Hearth Rugs
and Decorative Brass Goods.
Try our flaple Leaf Paints and
you will be convinced that they are
the best on the Market. FULLY
GUARANTEED.
Estimates given on all classes
of Decorating
We purchase direct from the Manufacturer
and can give you close prices.
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RELIGIOUS SERVICES. 1
Presbyteri.ui church services—Sunday
school, 11 a.m. Evening service in the
court house, 7:30. Coalmont—Morning
seivice, 11 a.m.
Subject next Sunda): " Theme of
Cnnquering Power."
Christian Science lesson-sermon subject for Sunday next : ' Mortals and Im
mortals ' The fear of the Lord is the
beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.—Proverbs 1:7.
L. T. JOUDRY
'    EXPERT
Watchmaker
Watch, Clock and   Jewelry repairing
promptly and neatly executed.
All Work Guaranteed.
Satisfaction given or money
refunded.
Careful attention giveu to  all
Mail  Orders.
KARL H. MORSE
Ladies and Gents' Tailoring
CLEANING and PRESSING
Vermilion Ay., opp. Similkameen Hotel,
PRINCETON    LODGE
I.O.O.F. No. 52.
Regular meetings. 8 p
m., Thursdays,
Sojourning brethren welcome.    Hall situate  in
Thomas Block.   •' Oddfellows Hall."
Jas. Gellatly. P. Russell,
Noble Grand. Secretary
HOTEL TULAMEEN
KIRKPATRICK & MALONE -
PROKRIETOhS
Modern in Equipment and
In All Its Appointments!!
BATH ROOriS, ETC.
Commercial _* Sample _* Rooms
GOOD ATTENTIVE SERVICE
Headquarters for Mining Men
Great Northern
—Hotel—
P. SWANSON, Prop.
First Class room arid board
Wines, Liquors, Cigars
PRINCETON,
B.C.
Similkameen Hotel
SUMMERS & WARDLE
PROPRIETORS
Large and New buildiny, well Furnished aud Plastered ; Comfortable ; Quietude.
Sample Room, central, Britton Bl'k
Hotel is situated near Great Northern Railway station.
Vermilion Avenue,
Princeton, B.C.
 THE     SIMILKAMEEN     STAR
May 15, 1912,
THE SIMILKAMEEN STAR
(J.n. WRI_HT)
PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY
At PRINCETON, B.C., by
Princeton  Printing and Publishing Co.
SUBSCRIPTION RATES :
British Empire, One Year -   - $2.00
Foreign, One Year-   -   -   -   - $2.25
Payable in Advauce.
ADVERTISING RATES :
Land Notices, 60 days, $7.50 each.
Coal Notices, 30 days, $5 each
Reading Notices, 20 cents per line each insertion,
Legal Advertising, 12 cents per line, 1st insertion,
S cents per line each subsequent insertion.
Liquor Licenses, $5 each.
Advertisements by contract, $1 per in. per month.
Copy for publication as reading matter exclusively or for advertising should be delivered not
later than Monday.
NO fflOBE FOOLING
The activity observed in railrcad
construction by the Great Northern,
alias V. V. & E., and the Canadian
Pacific, alias K. V., is the beginning of the end of the race to connect the Sitnilkarr een, Boundary
and Kootenay districts with a direct
line to the coast. So far it has been
a slow race—so slow that the proverbial snail moved with lightning
speed in comparison. It will be a
great satisfaction and relief to the
people who have invested in the
Similkameen to know that the spur
of competition has at last put these
two big railroad companies on their
mettle and 'dirt will fly' in consequence. The company which first
gives the Similkameeu direct connection   with the  coast  is  sure to
win popularity with the traveling
and shipping public. The Great
Northern has less mileage in tbe
gap between its rail heads than the
C. P. R. and could win the race if
it put some energy in construction,
but 'Uncle Jim' is getting so old
that he is short of breath and may
have to stop, as he has already done
several times, while crawling up
the rivers and summits. The only
favorable consideration for him is
the fact of bis building without a
subsidy while the C.P R. is heavily
bonused. It is a case of 'first come,
first served,' and the road to win
the plum of public preference will
be first to link up with the coast.
Let there be no more fooling,
gentlemen, straight business  now.
NOTES AND COMMENTS.
Letters addressed to the Star for
publication may be signed with the
real or assumed pen name of the
writer, but it is necessary to accompany the article with the name of
the author, not necessarily for publication, but as a matter of good f-.ith
and protection for the publisher in
the event of action for libel. The
views of writer > are not always
those of the Star and this paper cannot be held responsible for such
views. The Star welcomes letters
of general interest on any subject
but they should not be more than a
column in length.
HOTEL   ARRIVALS.
At the Tulameen: J. W. Turntmll,
Trail; F S Pilling, C H VVhitworth, R D
Hignan, J Boffey, W Spears-Thompson,
A W Woodard, Vancouver; J G Brown,
Grand Forks; J Lightetany, Montreal; C
S Richmond, New Westminster; F Wil
liamson, J S Heales, H Pearce, R Carew,
Penticton; A W Barnum, London; Mr
and Mrs C B Maxwell, Nelson; J H
Wright, Keremeos; M J Meher, Hedley;
Frank McAulay, F R Smith, Ashnola; J
Peterson, Jack Budd, Coalmont; Bob
Cramer, city; J I McLaren, Tulameen.
At the Similkameen: Mr and Mrs A
M Townsend, London, Eng; H J Mitchell,
Phoenix; J G Coates, A C Wunke, J M
Doyle, K G Hank'inson and wife, B E
Grove, Spokane; A E Livingstone, J H
Hook, Portland Ore; M E Brooks, Chas
Connell. Tulameen; T B Beeser, Nelson;
Mrs A G Cutts, Conconnully; C A Mix,
Grand Forks; J S Lavcock, W C Montgomery, Vancouver; D Sanders, G F
Banburv, Fivemile; A F McCannell,
Winnipeg; E Botterell. Creston; R L
Cawston, Keremeos; J H Kennedy, Vancouver; J Erikson, Gus Sceam, Coalmont.
TOWN AND DISTRICT.
A. M. Townsend of London, England,
interested in the Princeton Coal and
Laud company, arrived yesterday.
A hot wave is now on and the thermometer is up to 84 degrees in the shade.
Dick Carew lost one of his best pack
horses by a kick resulting in a broken
leg—the animal had to be shot.
Hugh Hunter has recently inaugurated
an uptodate irrigating system and now
the finest spuds in the world may be
expected.
W. G. Norrie-Lcewenthal, soninlaw of
D'. and  Mrs.  Westwood,  is visiting at
their home, Billiteravenue. Mr. Norrie-
Lcewenthal was formerly civil engineer
for the Columbia Coal & Coke Co. He
will shortly leave for the Groundhog
country on mining business.
Dan Rodgers' restaurant in the old
pool room looks neat, clean and inviting,
and is being well patronized.
N. Huston is hauling heavy machinery
to the cement works—one piece said to
weigh 15 tons, gave a little bother at the
end of the Tulameen bridge turning the
short curve.
W. A. Davis, foreman, is putting the
road from McDougall's sawmill to Voigt
camp in condition for hauling.
L. W. Shatford, M. P. P., went to
Vancouver last Monday week, and will
return in ten days to continue his survey
for this year's road construction.
A Welsh Eisteddfod will be held in
Vancouver on May 23 and 24. Mrs. J. A.
Brown, of brilliant musical taient and
fame in the Similkameen will take part
Empire builders are not knockers.
Build up your own town with patronage
of its commercial and industrial institutions and towns help to make an empire.
Be an empire builder.
W. W. Read of Vancouver is manager
pro tern of the Royal bank during Mr,
McLeod's absence.
Born—On the 7th inst., the wife of G.
H. Turner of a daughter.
Andy Jensen is recovering nicely from
blood poisoning in his hand.
Charley Henderson of the Otter Flat
summer resort was in town yesterday.
He is mascot of the Coalmont baseball
nine. '
Handsome new residences are dotting
the town; iudica ions of prosperity and
good architectural taste.
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Water system.
Electric light.
Cement walks.
Natutal parks.
Nicely wooded.
Fine garden soil.
Athletic grounds.
Excellent drainage.
No danger from overflow.
Can have fine sewer system.
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Furnished by the B C. Portland Cement
Co.: Cement, Lime, Bricks.
United Empire Co. : Coal and Copper.
Princeton Coal & Land Co. : Coal.
Princeton Lumber Mills Co. ; Sawmill.
B.C. Copper Co. : Copper.
The Platinum-Gold Fields Co.: Placer
Mining.
One thousand men will be employed
inside of year.
A RAILROAD CENTER ♦*♦
The Kettle Valley railroad, which will 4t*
soon be the main line of the C.P.R. sys- *^
tern, brings Vancouver 300 miles nearer 4b*
Winnipeg, passes through the townsite. *b*
-Final survey is now being made.
The Great Northern has tracks on two
sides of the townsite and will soon be
finished to Vancouver. These two roads
give transportation in all directions from
East Princeton.
Natural centre, rancBing country,   fruit  growing.    Huge  deposits  ot copper,   gold, silver, platinum and other minerals.    Has
.Lots in such towns as Grand Forks,   Kamloops,   Blairmore,  Alta., Baker, Wash., are worth 5 times
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FREE CEMENT walks with each lot sold—cleared streets.    Water main to be laid in streets this summer.
BUSINESS LOTS $450 up : Terms 10 p.c. cash, 5 p.c. per mo.      Residence lots, $200 up :   Terms, 10 p.c. cash,
t.   7 p.c. on annual balances
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Men's  Summer  Underwear
Men's  Fancy Summer Shirts
Ladies'  Summer Blouses
IN   GREAT   VARIETY
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Fruits, Oranges, Lemons, Bananas, Cranberries
ORDERS   PROflPTLY   ATTENDED
O.    H.    CARLE,    THE   GROCERYMAN
Read  the advertisements carefully then make  your
purchases"No reason now to send away.
WORLD WIDE.
From First Page.
The value of water power is increasing
rapidly and the U. S. government will
withdraw Dublic land from entry whereon
are possible sites for developing power.
F. W. Peters succeeds the late Mr.
Oborne as general superintendent of the
B. C. division of the C. P. R.   f^.?
Four by elections are pending for the
Dominion house commons but are not
likely before fall.
South Africa gives Canada preference
of 3 per cent duty on fence wire.
Chas. Constantine, superintendent of
mounted police, died May 5.
Sit T. Tait, late manager of government railwavs, Australia, and J. M.
Butler, late deputy minister of Canadian
railways, are named as probable successors of C. M. Hays, Grand Trunk president, but no appointment will be made
until Chairman Smithers arrives in
Canada.
After this issue no dead head announce
ments will be inserted in reference to entertainments at which an admission is
charged. Other business men get paid
for goods supplied, why not the printer?
—Slocan Record.
Rev. E. McCann, Anglican, is leaving
New Denver f r Alberta. In two years
St. Stephen's congregation has had three
clergymen.
The contract for a new city hall has
bpen_let at Merritt for $11,641.
R. Dewdney has accepted the
position of government agent at Greenwood.
Building permits for April in Chilli
wack amount to foZ.325.
Chilliwack board of trade has recommended better service in the postoffice
there and kicks hard because it takes a
week to gel a reply to letters sent to
Victoria.
Frank Barnei is manager, H. Datknell
captain,'and W. E.Johnston, ;ejreta>yof
ihe Merritt baseball club.
Directors of the United States Steel
corporation own and control 55 per cent
of the railroads ol the countrj*. The
aggregate approximate value of the railroads is eighteen billion dollars, of which
the directors own and control ten billions.
These same directors are on the directorates of banks, ijisurance companies,
express companies and other enterprises
with a total capitalization of #7,388,099,-
416. These directors are.to bi examined
by the Stanley, steel trust committee of
the house of congress, Washington.
Merritt will celebrate the 24th, Victoria, day, giving #1500 in prizes.
The S. A. Rogers store at Barkerville
are very busy outfitting mining parties in
the district. ™
Pete Douglas on the prohibited drink
list at Merritt, was sentenced to four
months hard for refusing to tell the name
of the partv supplying him  with  liquor.
Proof of thie^prosperity of South Australia may be found in the large number
of workingmen^twho prssess their own
homes.
One of the largest drydocks on the
Pacific will be built at Prince Rupert,
Bishop   DuVermet   mushed   45
with a pack on his back up the Skeer
baptize an Indian chief.
At tlie annual meeting of the Merritt
board of trade G. B. Armstrong was
elected-rffi___d__r. and G. F. Ransom
secretary. The membership fee is $10
per annum and the board has a publicity
pamphlet in the printer's hands.
Calgary bakers must wrap bread on
sale and the price goes up.
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The  Door of   Opportunity  is
Wide Open.
The ' West' affords many examples of fortunes
made from ground floor investments. Winnipeg1,
Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver had a similar',
beginning to that of Princeton. Fortunes have
been made in real estate from a very small invest- .
ment. Princeton, which includes East Princeton,
has~_ndO-btedl_ the best prospects of any town
on the map. Invest while the town is yet in its
infancy and see prices steadily rise.
FOR SALE :
Lot on Bridge   Street,  within 100 yds. south of
Vermilion av.
Townsite Welldo. Two railways—gold-platinum
placers, ore and coal mining-.
Ranch 1% miles west of Princeton. 192 acres,
$3,000.
Two lots   in  Hedley, inside and corner.   Price
$200 and $250—Also in east addition op. Mr. Smiths
house.   Price $350.
Lot 6, block 24, house rents for $6 per mo., $600,
Agricultural land, near Coalmont, 80 acres, $1600.
Claim in diamond belt, $500 ; locations made.
Mineral properties.
Water power.
- Suburban acreage to lease.
Address :    J. M. WRIGHT,
Princeton, B.C., Canada.
liquor act, mom
"MOTICE is hereby given that, on the first dgy of
■^7 June next, application" will be made 4$%ihe ,
Superin .aendent of Provincial Police for the grant
of. a license for th_t sale of liquor by retail th and
upon the premises known as the Great Northern
_ETotel, situate at Princeton, in the Provinces- of
British Columbia, upon the lands described as
Block 4, Lot 8, corner Bridge street and Harold
avenue.
3 Dated this 24th day of April, 1912.
PETER SWANSON, Applicant
NOTICE.
Yale land division, Yale district.
Take noi ice that George Laurie Fraser, of
Coalmout, B. C, occupation mine manager, intends to apply for permission to purchase the
following described lands: ' Commencing at
a post planted at southeast corner of Lot 378,
the nee running south 40 chains, west 60 chains,
north 40 chains, east 60 chains, to point of commencement, containing 240 acres, more or less.
G. L. FRASER.
Coalmont, B. C, March 25, 1912.
UQIJOR ACT, 1910
jpE is hereby given that, on the first day of
ne   next, , application   will   be   made   to
uperintendeiyt'  of   Provincial   Lolice   for
__rant of a license for the sale of liquor by retail"
'and upon the premises known as Ashnola Hotel
tuate at Ashnola, in t__fi_. Province of British Columbia, upon the lands described as Block 14,  Lot
24. corner Third street and Third avenue.
Dated this 1st Day of May, 1912.
W. C. McLEAN   .
STRAYED
Came to my premises, April 19 1912,
one yearling Clyde colt, bay, white legs',
white face, no brand. Owner can have
same bv proving property and paying all
expenses. JOHN BROMLEY.
Princeton, April 29, 1912.
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THE     SIMILKAMEEN     STAR
May 15, 1912,
If you want to keep in touch
with Princeton and District...
Subscribe for the Star
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Land'of Beautiful Scenery and
Healthful Climate
Land of Vast, Varied Mineral
and other Resources
Land of Big Game, Fowl,
Fish, Natural Reserves
Land of the Prospector and
Homeseeker, the Capitalist and
Investor
Land of Promisef Hope and
Prosperous Days—Come and See
PWCETOI.
The sun Hissed Similkameen District
COMMERCIAL POTATO CULTURE
BY P.   B   FRENCH.
The potato crop as a commercial asset
is steadily increasing in value in British
Columbia. Up to a few years ago the
production did not equal the home demand, imports coming from Ontatio and
the United States. The general quality
aud character of our product have long
been recognized, and the recent victoiy
which the British Columbia carload attained in the New York National Irriga
tion Exposition over 66 other competitors
from all parts of the United States and
Canada has furnished striking confirmation of its superiority.
The potato market is one subject to
peculiar and unforseen fluctuations. Predictions as to crops and prices are more
difficult to make in potatoes than with
any other of the main or staple food
crops. Generally speaking, the price re
ceived per acre leaves a good margin
over the cost < f production, but this is
true more as an average of years than as
a certainty every year. It is essential to
secure varieties suitable to the district,
! and to have a good strain of seed of that
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Potatoes can be trown in a great variety
of soils if given proper treatment, but
good drainage is essential to a good crop.
The ideal soil for potatoes appears to be
a deep, rich, friable, warm, sandy loam,
well supplied with decaying or decayed
vegetable matter. The kind of soil to
some extent affects the quality of the
tubers. Those grown on sandy soil are
generally of better quality than those
grown on clay soils. New soil is most
desirable, and in it the tubers are gener
ally healthy. Potatoes require a large
amount of moisture, and thus a soil which
has the power of holding a large amount
of moisture will give the best results.
Such a soil usually contains a large supply
of humus.
The time of planting, of course, varies
with the different districts. For very
early production the potatoes should be
planted as soon as the ground can be
thoroughly worked in the spring. If
there is danger of frost when the sprouts
are just above the ground, they can be
protected by plowing a little earth on
top of them. Main crops are usually
planted duiing the month of May. In
ordinary practice it is customary to plant
potatoes so as to admit of cultivation in
one direction only, the rows being spaced
from 30 to 36 inches. Theselsare dropped
about twelve inches apart in the rows.
Ordinarily, potatoes are planted practically on the level, without throwing up
ridges. For early production the sets
should be planted about two inches deep,
and for the main crop about three or four
inches deep.
Some of the principal varieties grown
at present in the interior are: Vick's
Extra Early, Early Fortune, Early Rose,
Early Ohio, Gold Coin, Money Maker,
Mortgage Lifter, Million Dollar, Bur-
bank, Empire State, Carmen No i,
White Wonder.
J. KNUDSON
Contractor    and   Builder
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Fibre Plaster and Lumber.
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Do you want to Invest
Ground floor price?
Double your money inside of one year
two lots mm
ing on Bridge street, corner of
Tapton avenue, and the other
facing Tapton avenue. House,
woodshed and cellar. House
rents for $7 per month.
PRICE $1000
Half cash,   balance equal instalments 6 and 12 months
Location   suitable   for  Store,
Boarding House, etc.
J. M. WRIGHT
Real Estate, Finance and Mines
PRINCETON, B. C.
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SIMIEKAMEEN flHDE-225 ££__.
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FOR  SALE
For sale lot  twenty-eight   (28),  block
nineteen (19), on Bridge street.   Address
CHARLIE BURCH,
R F.D. No. 2 £4 Ashland, Wisconsin
D. M. FRENCH
Undertaker and
Funeral Director
Coffins Supplied on Short Notice
Shop Bridge St.,. Princeton
The Princeton
Livery g Feed
I siafties
IN. HUSTON, Prop*.
General Livery business carried on
Horses for hire, single or double. Wood
. r coal delivered on shortest notice.
Draying in all its branches. Prices right.
Satisfaction guaranteed.
Princeton Carriage
And Iron Works
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Horseshoeing, Etc.
General Blacksmithing.
carriage Building and  Repairs
All Work Neatly & Promptly
Phone 28. Executed.
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WATER NOTICE.
For a license to take and use water.
Notice is hereby given that Similkameen
Power Company, ' inn ted, of Vancouver, w'll
apply f ra licence to take and use twenty cubic
fr et per second of water out of Red creek, which
flows iii a west* rly aud s mtherly direction
through crown lands and -lnptusinto Fivemi'e
cretk, near Similkameeu river. The wat.r will
he diverted at the falls about two miles from the
junction of Red creek with Fivemile creek and
will be used for power purposes on the la d at
the mouth of Red creek and to be sold within a
radius of thirty miles thereof.
This notice was posted on the ground on the
4th day of May. igi2. The application will be
filed in the office of the Water Recorder at Nicola.
Objections may  be filed  with the said Water
Recorder   or   with   the    Comptroller  of  Water
Rights, Parliament Buildings, Victoria, B. C
SIMILKAMEEN POWER COMPANY.  Umited,
Applicants.
By E. \. Cleveland  Ageut.
WATER NOTICE
For a license to store or pen back  water.
Notice ■ is hereby given that Similkameen
Power Company, Limited, of Vancouver, will
apply for a license to store or pen back twelve
hundred acre feet of water from Red Creek, a
stream flowing iu a westerly and southerly direction and emptying into Fivemile creek rear
Similkameeu river. The water wilt be stored in
two reservoirs of 200 acre feet and 1000 acre feet
capacity, respectively, to be buUt at the falls of
the creek and at a _ oint approximately one mile
up cretk from the falls, and will be used for
power purposes as authorized under a notice of
application for a license to take and use water,
posted herewith, on the land described as crown
lands at the mouth of Red creek; the power to be
sold within a radius of thirty milesthereof.
This notice was posted on the ground on the
4th day of May, 1912. The application will be
filed in the office of the Water Recorder at Nicola.
Objections   may   be   filed with the said Water
Recorder   or   with   the   Comptroller  of Water
Rights. Parliament Buildings^-EfctDria, B C.
SIMILKAMEEN POWER COMPANY, Limited,
Applicants.
By K. A. Cleveland. Agent.
SIMILKAMEEN GUIDES™* ppl
joists and Sportsmen.
PacK horses provided. Apply C. M. SNOWDEN.
P. O. Box 17, Princeton, B. C.
TWELVE YEARS AGO.
(From The Stat 1900.)
Princeton must have improved mail
service.
French & Day are busy doing work on
their Copper mountain properties.
Dan Coutney, the high faluting and
high-toned prospector, is registered at the
hotel Jackson.
Robert Stevenson returned to Princeton on Wednesday from an extended trip
to the Pacific coast.
A meeting was held Friday night and
a splendid program of sports was arranged for May 24th.
The mountains around Princeton are
full of prospectors and new discoveries
are being recorded daily.
Development of claims is proving daily
the wonderful extent and richness of the
ore bodies in the Similkameen district.
Priuceton has four well stocked stores,
three commodious hotels, assay office,
three livery stables, two butcher shops,
two blacksmith shops, tin shop, laundry,
restaurant, barber, doctor,  lawyer, etc.
The water in the Sunset shaft has been
reduced below the 150 foot level. Sup
erintendent Lougheed is now cutting a
station at that point and will drift and
crosscut the lead, exploring the ore body
thoroughly.
KEEP YOUR DOLLARS AT HOME
If you spend a dollar in your own tow n,
part of it, assuming that you are engaged in business, finds a path back to
your indivi lual coffers. If you send a
dollar to other sections, all of it is apt to
stay there. You have depleted to that
extern your community's working
capital.
A stream of money flows daily from
British Columbia into the United States.
This, of course, has a weakening effect
upon local finance and commerce. The
outgo means less capital here for business.
Each of us whose fortunes depend
upon those of British Columbia, owes it
to himself to exert an influence toward
keeping more of this money where it will
stimulate our own industries. If you are
making a purchase and there is little
choice between the goods or articles, let
your decision be in favor of the product
which is adding to the home wealth,
rather than to that of manufacturers
at a distance. You may regard as unimportant your own influence in this matter of buying, feeling that you are only
an individual among many thousands,
but you can help. There are great man
ufacturing possibilities in British Columbia, and development means, of course,
bigger and richer cities, more opportunities and more money for all who are industrious. Keep this in mind. Lend
what aid you can to the progress of your
own community.
CONSUMPTION Or COAL
In 1911, the total consumption of coal
in Canada .itnounted to about 24 400,000
tons, made up as follows: 9,800,000 tons
of coal produced in Canada and 14,600,-
000 tons of imported coal. According
to the figures Canada produced only 40.2
per cent of the coal which it consumes.
It must be noted, however, that if all the
coal mined in Canada had been used in
the country it would have constituted
over 46.2 per cent of the consumption.
The consumption of coal in Canada has
increased from 3,480,111 tons in 1886 to
24,400,000 tons in 1911. During the
same period the coal consumption per
capita has increased from 0.758' tons to
3 389 tons.
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Fishing Tackle
This is another new line we have added to onr stock this year
and a most complete one at that. In its selection we have been
especially careful to obtain and offer for sale only such goods as are
demanded by this locality. Therefore, no matter how inexperienced
a fisherman you may be, you will get results with the tackle bought
from us. Our fishing rods are sensitive to the faintest nibble of the
gamey trout, and are strong enough to land even the big fellow that
in the proverbial fish story always get away.    We have:
Two piece Bamboo Rods, complete with guides, 50c. each.
Three piece Split Bamboo Rods,
silk wound, cork handle,
snake guides, extra tip, nickel
plated reel ferrule, at $1 75
and $2 50 each.
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Four piece Split Bamboo Rods,
with extra tip, snake guides,
cork handle, silk wound,'
nickel plated reel ferrule.
This rod is 8 foot long when
put together and is short
enough when taken down lo
go in a suit case. Each $2
and $3.
Steel Rods, 3 piece, the Luckie,
$2 50; cork handles, the
Rainbow, $3.50.
One piece collapsible Steel
Rod6, best Bristol rod, maple
handle, line runs through
center of rod, 9 ft. long, $$.
Braided Trout Lines, oiled silk,
waterproof, 25 vds on card,
25c, 50c, 75c, $1 per card.
60 yard reels from 40c to $1
Gut Leaders, 6 ft long, with
extra loops, 15c and 20c each
Landing Nets, $2.50 each.
Wicker Baskets, $r.50 and $2.
Trout Spinners, Hendrix, aU
sizes, that are needed in this
locality, 25c each.
Trout Flies, specially dressed
spring steel hooks, every good
fly that a trout desire1? in the
assortment, per dozen, 35c.
Trout Bait Hooks, mounted on
gut, per dozen, 30c.
The A. E. HOWSE CO, Ltd
PRINCETON, B.C.
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CCIMMONT
The Town or opportunity
The rails have been  laid   into  the town and Coalmont is now the new
terminus,   the  base  of operations for  the next  forty miles of railway
building.
Before six months have passed there should be a payroll in Coalmont of
between   350  and  400   men : This   means population, which naturally
means good business.
IF YOU ARE WISE YOU will  invest in a little Coalmont real estate
now while the choice is still good.
Don't let this opportunity slip  along  with  the  other_s  which have got
past you.    Write for our circular and  price list ; a post card will bring
it to you.    There are still some 50-foot lots left
Two blocks from the centre of town at only
$225, $55 cash, bal. in 18 months to suit.
Williamson  & Turner
AGENTS, COALflONT,  B.C.
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THE     SIMILKAMEEN     STAR
May 15, 1912,
I WITH  INVESTORS
Sell them Princeton Real Estate
Make Money out of Old Earth
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'T'HE probabilities of success in real estate speculation are in pro-
■■■ portion to your faith in the possibilities of a town or country'
Princeton has possibilities—some say her possibilities are illimitable. It
would be a blind, unreasonable faith, for one to invest, say, in the great
Sahara desert or inside the Arctic circle. It is different with Princeton
to most towns—the position, the possibilities, the resources all are prima
facie, self-evident—a blind man can see them with his mental eye.
Opportunity rarely knocks more than once or twice at your door and
lightning never strikes twice in the same place. This analogy illustrates
how carefully one should exercise sound judgment in the when, how and
where of investment in real estate. There is land for everyone if the
other fellow does not gobble more than his. share. Remember, single
tax is coming, and then land values will jump skyward. Princeton is
the center of coal, ore and placer mining. Good grazing and agricultural
land. Beautiful climate, fishing, hunting. Two railroads will afford
transportation. Electric light, waterworks, hospital, etc. Write the
Princeton Coal & Land Co., or better still, come and see for yourself
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WRITE   OR    CONSULT    THE
Princeton Coal & Land Go.
E.   WATERMAN,   Manager W
Owners of Townsite and the Best Domestic Coal produced
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