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Keep your Optics on Princeton—Investigate! Invest!!
A gentleman is known by his words, manners and habits.
Municipal Incorporation of Princeton is a Question which Demands Sane Consideration and should be decided upon during; (909—Now
is the time to make preliminary arrangements for a large Coal and Ore Exhibit at the Alaska-Yukon Exposition in Seattle in 1909.
Vol. ix. No. 49.
PRINCETON, B.C., WEDNESDAY,   DECEMBER 2, 1908.        $2 a Year, in Advance
BRIDGE AT ASHNOLA.
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Telephone and Postoffice also to Aid
in Mining Development.
It would be a great convenience to
those having mining interests on Copper
Mountain if a bridge were constructed
across tbe Similkameen at or near Ashnola. Petitions have been sent to the
government for an appropriation to replace the bridge which was carried away
some years ago, but so far no attention
has, seemingly, been given to the matter. Next year will witness a large increase in visitors and mining men who
will want to see the ore deposits of Copper Mountain and this bridge very much
shortens the circuitous trip which must
otherwise be taken. The chief value of
the bridge, however, lies in its great convenience for packers, pr6spectors and
miners who have work to do on the
Mountain. Ashnola must soon have its
telephone and postoffice and the bridge
should be made to synchronize with the
advent of these utilities, if not before.
Surely the governments at Ottawa and
Victoria will encourage mining to the
extent of granting the mentioned requirements, which are necessary for the development of mineral resources and the
country generally.
PIONEER ON VISIT.
Ex-Governor Dewdney arrived in town
last Friday, coming via the V., V & E.
from' Spokane and Victoria. He is here
on a business visit, leaving tomorrow for
the coast. Naturally enough, the Governor was pleased with the result of the
elections in Yale Cariboo. He referred
to the disadvantage which Princeton is
subject to from lack of through service
to Keret_eos on the V., V. & E. The
delay at Oroville makes the journey as
long from there to Princeton as from Victoria to Oroville. The Governor leaves
shortly for England on an extended visit
returning next spring. A host of friends
wish him seasonable compliments and a
pleasant voyage.
Mr Dewdney has shown his faith in
the rapid advancement of Princeton and
neighborhood by purchasing the property of Jim D'Arcy adjoining Allison,
arid further intends to erect an up-to date
sawmill on the property south of the
river, just below the Allison bridge.
This is said to be the only safe sawmill
site on the river where logs can be held
without fear of loss.
One of the noblest works of creation
is the man who always pays the printer,
and he who pays him quickly is twice as
noble.—Ledge.
Election of officers for board of trade
next Monday night.
L. Deardoff, road superintendent, was
in town this week in connection with the
roads of this vicinity.
COPPER CLIMBING UP
Prospects very Favorable for
Return to Former Big
Market Prices.
Princeton District Affords Excellent
Opportunity for Investment
in Minerals.
The advance in copper to 14^ cents
and the certainty thnt it will reach 16
cents in the near future is having a stimulating effect on the shares of copper pio-
ducing companies. Granby has risen to
$110 asked and $105 bid,and B.C. Copper
to $7-75 a"d 17-50 bid. Consolidated
Company shares have advanced $9, and
to-day $70 is now freely offered for it,
and $85 asked. ■>'. g»t ,
These prices indicate that the predicted
revival in mining investment is now
taking place, and that the near future
will see the industry in an exceedingly-
active condition.
That money, now hoarded in idleness,
will soon be turned loose for investment,
and that much of it will go directly into
mines and mining stocks is conceded.
These favorable conditions, coupled
with the approach of the railway to this
point, makes it evident that the extensive
copper-gold deposits of this immediately
surrounding district will soon be in
active demand. Heretofore the lack of
transportation facilities, aud more recently the slump in all securities has
tended to keep this section iu the background.   This, however, is now changing,
1 (Continued on 3rd page.)
"CITIZENSHIP."
In his introduction in his lecture the
Rev. Mr. Conn traced the history of cities
a,nd citizens Passing he showed how
cities were maintained and citizens made.
In dealing with incorporation he proved
its advantages at the same time would
not advocate hurry in the case of a town
like our own (Princeton), yet there was
all within our own town and district that
would make it prosperous. We have the
men as well as the materials. In discussing the qualifications of a mayor,
among other things he held he should be
courteous, firm and progressive. Such
were ever in demand and were an honor
as well as power to the community. We
should all speak well of and seek to advance the interests of the place where
our lot is cast and if we have no praise to
offer we should never use derogatory
language or make bad impressions.
The lecture was weil attended. Next
lecture will be held on Dec. 7th at 8.
Subject: " The Church, Its place and
Mission in the World."
House of Commons at Ottawa is expected to meet January 13th.
LOCAL AND GENERAL
Touch of Zero Weather, with
Lovely Calm, Clear Sky
AH Over.
Deer on the Hills, Dear in Parlor,
Santa Claus A-Coming, Hard
Times Going.
Superb weather prevails and all the
signs point to a green Christmas. Snow
has appeared on the higher hills and in
patches in the valleys. Sleighing is not
expected until January. The Hope trail
is still open.
Sam Moore has gone to Olga, Wash ,
where he will spend the winter. It is
remarked that he will not return without
a partner to share the joys and a few of
the crosses of life. Good luck, Sam,
and bring the railway with you.
E. Morris, representing Morris & Co.,
wholesale stationery and fancy goods,
Vancouver, was in town last week taking orders. It was his first visit here
but was able to grasp the importance ot
the town as a mining and distributing
centre. He was agreeably surprised at
the tone and originality of the press
in Princeton which was worthy of emulation in older and larger places.
Ward Wells, a resident of Princeton
for about two years, recently left for his
home in Minneapolis, thence going to
|Frisco where he will enter into partnership in the automobile business. Mr.
Wells had a large circle of friends here
who appreciated his striking ability and
many endearing qualities of heart and
mind.    May success ever attend him.
J. Levallee is building a residence near
the brewery which he hopes.to occupy
with his family in about a month.
' Keremeos cowboys are making their
final season's roundup of beef cattle on
Princeton ranges, preparatory to driving
them down tbe Similkameen to be winter fed. Range animals are all "rolling
fat."
J. H. Kennedy, construction engineer
of the V.,V. & E., has gone to Victoria
to consult F. C. Gamble, provincial en
gineer, in reference to the right-of-way
of the railway bridge across the Similkameen river where it intersects Bridge
street. It is not unlikely that a com
bined railway and traffic biidge will take
the place of the present structure which
stands in the way of a direct line for the
railroad to the station.
A. B Sykes has laid the stone foundation of his new residence on Kenley Av.
and will begin the superstructure soon.
F. W. Groves, P.L.S., returned last
week from Keremeoe and is now at work
on Princeton townsite.
CHAPTER OF ACCIDENTS.
Three Persons Suffer Bodily Mishaps
and Horse Killed.
What may be termed a chapter of accidents occurred during the past week
to residents. The Star is glad to be informed that nothing so serious as permanent disablement of any of the injured
is likely to take place. The most serious
mishap was that which befell Bert
Thomas, who slipped from a load of hay,
between horses and wagon, causing them
to run away and inflicting lyuises which
will confine him to his room for some
time. Mr. Thomas lost a valuable horse
by this accident for the team sped away
and in crossing the Tulameen bridge
■lurched over the railing, resulting in the
death of one of the team.
George Graham had a similar accident
while going to the railroad camp, having
fallen from the wagon to the ground, sufp
firing what is feared may prove to be
internal injury. He is receiving every
attention from Dr. Schon.
• A broken right forearm was the result
of a slide down a steep incline on which
Gordon Waddell lost control of his youthful feet falling heavily. Dr. Schon reduced the fracture and the young patient
is doing well.
CITY DRUG STORE.
J. R. Campbell, proprietor of the City
Drug Store, has moved into his new premises on the corner of Harold Av. and
Bridge Street. The situation is most
central and is undoubtedly one of the
best business locations in the town. The
City Drug Store, under energetic management, had outgrown its old quarters,
making it absolutely necessary that increased accommodation be at once provided. In the new and commodious premises Mr. Campbell has all the room requisite for classification of his large stock
and for his increasing laboratorial work.
With all these improvements aud the services of a first class druggist Princeton is
amply provided for along this line of
business until it soon reaches a population of 10.000. For drugs, patent medicines, magazines, stationery . and fancy
articles call at the City Drug Store.
'KENNEDY IS KING"
King Kennedy, the great conjuror,
ventriloquist and magician will be in
Princeton on Friday evening next with
his unique entertainment. Since King
was here before he has added some new
features to his show which now make
up a program of entertaining fun and
spectacnlar enjoyment. His moving pictures are an unfailing source of delight
for old and young, the whole entertainment consisting of merriment at once
refined, dignified and recherche.   Tickets, adults, 50 cents ; children, 25c.
,   The B.C. local legislature will meet on..
January 21st, 1909.
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December 2, 1908
THE    SIMILKAME   EN   STAR
THE     SIMILKAMEEN     STAR
December 2, 190S
THE    STAR
SUBSCRIPTION RATB:
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 io and 5 cents per line.
Four weekly insertions constitute one month
advertising.
No transient advertisement inserted unless
accompanied with the cash.
NOTES AND COMMENTS.
There seems to be some truth in
the report that the C.P.R. officials
here recently were spying the operations of "Uncle Jim" and looking
over the old surveyed line of their
company in the "Jimhillkameen"
Valley. As a matter of fact these
officials saw very little of the new
route surveyed last summer. They
stuck to the old line, which leads
to the supposition that construction
on it lis under consideration. Let
the dirt fly, it matters not who or
what corporation digs, only let the
dirt "flew."
college chum,' Emperor William,
pie, humble pie, nothing but pie.
We treasure a little animosity toward him for having carelessly
barked our shins in South Afri^w
If tbe Emperor would onl}' stay
"put" there would be no necessity
to stuff him with this pie, but he is
irreconcileable, irrepressible and
apparently irredeemable. Some
morning the Germans will wake
up with a fully equipped republic
in running order and William in
safe keeping  of his Uncle Edward;
Blacksmithing
HUGH MAGUIRE
I have  recently leased  the.shop run by
G. Murdoch.    By strict attention to busi
ness and good workmanship  hope to receive your patronage. .ft -
The Star has neither space nor
time to enter into a side-splitting,
hair-splitting discussion regarding
what our Canadian flag should or
should not be. Flagology is not
our strong suit ; it, evidently, is not
the strong suit of others. A flag
is what it stands for, represents,
symbolizes. The material it is
made of, its arrangement of color
and design, the obscurity of its heraldic significance, all these are mi-^
nor and must not be confounded
with the inspirational and patriotic
qualities which it is supposed to
engender and arouse in all subjects.
Carping criticism is not edifying.
If the assembled insignia of tbe
various provinces on the flag is j
obnoxious to some critics, why do
they not suggest something better
instead of calling it "hash."
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 for meetings of any
kind, for public demonstrations or for
giving the correct time daily. Tolling
for the dead will be one stroke of the
bell with measured intervals of ten sec- ]
onds. ad.
Horse Shoeing a Specialty
Repairing Promptly Done
Prices Right—Terms Cash
NOTICE.
Notice is given th <t thirty days after date I
intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of
Lands and Works for a license to prospect for
coal on the following described lands in Yale
Division of Yale District on Nine-Mile Cre^ :
Commencing at a post marked A. Wilmot's
coal location post, placed at the southwest corner of Lot 230, and running north 40 chains, cast
So chains, north 40 chain.**, west 40 chains, north
40 chains, west 40 chains, south 140 chains, ea-U
40 chains north 20 chains, west 20 chains to
point of commencement and containing 640
acres. A. WILMOT.
J. J. OXeary,
Located Nov. ioth, 100S. j Agent.
NOTICE.
Certificate of Improvements
Frieda, Cabin, Colorado Fr., Edward 7th, Fr.,
No's 6, Fr.; 7 Fr.; 26, Fr. and 27 Fr., mineral
claims, situate in the Similkameen mining division of Yale. Where located: On Copper
Mountain.
Take notice that I, G. Evert Baker, Free Miner'8
Certificate No. B20055jf_c_iii_r for self and as agent
for T. T. Burkhart, F.M.C. No. B20053 and Frieda
E. Baker, F.M.C. No. B20054, intend, 60 days from
date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for a
Certificate of Improvements for the purpose o
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 19th of September, A.D. 1908.     39-48
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Princeton
Livery   ||
and  v| £
Feed f  ■
Stables Hg
HUSTON  BROS., Props.
General Livery business carried on.
Hprses for hire, single or double. Wood
or coal delivered on shortest notice.
Draying in all its branches. Prices right
Satisfaction guaranteed.
. The bad effects of the financial
-stress have almost disappeared.
All live business men speak most
hopefully of the future. A big revival, in all industries is expected
win the early spring.
The wheat crop of tbe Canadian
Northwest amounts to 99,000,000
bushels. About 80,000,000 bushels
of that will be exported at $1 per
bushel. Oats are selling at 40c.
per bushel, of which there are
100,000,000 bushels for sale. The
sum of $120,000,000 is thus available for distribution over the western part of Canada. What proportion of this amount should come to
Princeton and what steps are being
taken to secure it ?
The world loves to see a haughty,
quarrelsome man eating that good
old food known as "humble pie."
We have all had a taste of it, but
to make a square or round meal of
it, never. By recent papers it seems
they  have  been  feeding   'our   old
e aoi
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Insurance
INSURE NOW : You Don't
Know what to-morrow
may bring forth.
FOR SALE
FARM LANDS
FRUIT LANDS
STOCK RANCHES
CHICKEN RANCHES
Business & Residential Lots
IN PRINCETON
AVERY & AVERY
RealsEstate, Insurance, Motary Public
PRINCETON   LODGE
I.O.O^P.No. 52.
Regular' meeti_gs.;8'p-
m., Thursdays.
Sojourning brethren welcome.    Hall situated in
Star building.
N. Huston, J. O. Coulthakd.
6 Noble Grand. Secretary.
A GOOD
SPRING TONIC
is what you require.
Campbell is the man to
see about it.    Don't delay, j^l
CIGARS AND   fl
TOBACCO |p|$|
The City Drug store
>i|<?        J. R. CAMPBELL.
PRINCETON        -        -        -
B.C.
F. W. GROVES
Civil and nining Engineer
Surveyor
B. C. Land
Examinations and'
mines and prospects.
' Has   a   thorough   knowledge
reports   made   on
of   the
Similkameen and Boundary Districts.
Plans of all Surveyed Lands and Mineral Claims
in the District. PRINCETON. B.C.
Great Northern
*M Hofcl—
MANLEY & SWANSON, Props.
First Class room and board-1
Wines, Liquors, Cigars
Princeton, B. c.
You I H jj >$*§
need to eat meat if you want to
enjoy life.    We have the best.
FISH-SALriON,
HALIBUT
.    1 Fresh from the Sea.
SUMMERS & WARDLE
BUTCHERS
PRINCETON
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A. MURf IE "gH"'
PHOTOGRAPHER Poriralls.se
Photos of Families taken at their
Homes—Views of Princeton
and Surrounding,Camus.
AMATEUR WOBK FINISHED
Address    -     PRINCETON. J-tC.
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GALEDQNIAN
WHISKEY
CLEAR ROCK
MINERAL WATER
make a . ■..' ce
Perfect Blend
Sold bv all Dealers.
COPPER CLIMBING UP.
From 1st page.
and there is no doubt but that Princeton
and its immediate vicinity will benefit,
probably to a larger degree than any
similar area in the west, from the revival
in industry and the immediate invest
ment of idle capital.
That immense bodies of copper-gold
and silver-lead ores exist here is undis-
'^r puted.   That these commodities are in
demand is also a fact, and that transportation is at hand rendering these
resources readily available for commer
cial purposes is also a fact.
In addition, the coal beds adjacent to
the town are proven to be extensive.
The combination of ores and fuel is one.
seldom met with, and their combined
existence in practically inexhaustible
quantities here will have the effect of
bringing Princeton to the front rapidly
and permanently.
, That coal is a source of wealth was
brought out prominently by Loyd
George, M.P., when addressing a meeting at Swansea recently. During his
address he asked, " What is it that has
made this United Kingdom the wealthiest
land under the sun ? " He answered his
question by saying : *' It is the richness
and convenience of its great coal deposits.
These also have made it possible for
other minerals to be brought from other
countries, etc."
If the contention that the chief cause
of Britain's great wealth is due to her
coal is a fact, what will the result of the
development of the combined coal and
ore deposits of this immediate vicinity
have uDon the future of Princeton ? It
is safe to say that at the very least the
effect, once these great industries are in
full swing, cannot fail to be marvellous.
warns the approach of another beautiful
day.
Ernest Thomas has arrived home from
Penticton and w_ill remain all yrinter.
Divine service next Sunday by Rev.
Mr. Conn, at 7:30,' in court house.
NOTICE.
To all whom it may concern :
TAKE NOTICE that-1 will not be responsible for any debts cc ntracted against the Find-
lay Estate unless authorized by me.
1.UCIE C. HOLMES,
Administratrix.
NOTICE.
Notice is hereby given that sixty days from
date we are applying for a license to prospect
for coal on the following descrited laud, viz :
Commencing at a tiost placed at Ihe S.E. corner of lot 1822, Similkameen division of Yale
district, and exteudiuK thence east 80 chains,
north 80 chains, wast So chains, following trend
of Similkameen river, tnence south 80 chains to
point of commencement
The UNITED EMPIRE CO. L't'd, N.P.I,.
Per W. C. McDougall.
Princeton, Nov. 30th, 1908.
THE CANADIAN BANK
OF COMMERCE
HEAD  OFFICE, TORONTO
B. E. WALKER, President
ALEX. LAIRD, General Manager
TOWN AND DISTRICT.
Remember the Xmas Tree committees
meeting Friday night.
Leave your orders early for geese, turkeys, fresh oysters and cranberries. 'Xmas
is drawing nigh. Summers & Wardle,
meat and fish purveyors.
Meeting of boar I of managers of the
Presbyterian church will be held next
Monday evening at 7:30.
Jack Thynne and Dan Ross were passengers on last Thursday's outbound
stage to Otter Va'le>.
Driving large herds of cattle over the
main trunk road does considerable mis
chief and causes teamsters to sigh for the
day when airships will take the place of
the "schooner." Roadmen should not
allow fallen boulders to accumulate, thus
impeding traffic.
A social dance is advertised for this
evening (Wednesday) in Thomas's Hall.
Devotees of this form of amusement are
promised a sociable and enjr yable time.
S^, honor your partneis right and left,
let joy  be  unconfined    till   chanticleer
Assessment Act, 1903.
Courts of Revisicn and Appeal.
COUNTY OF YALE.
Notice is hereby given that the Courts of Revision and Appeal for the year igc8 will be held
as tullows :
For the Kamloops Assessment District, at the
Courthouse Kamloops, B.C, on Thursday the
roth day of December, A D iqoS, at 11 a m.
• For the Nicola Assessment District, at the
Courthouse Nicola B.C., ou Monday, the 14th
day of December, A.D. 1908, at 2 p m.
For the Princeton Assessment District, at the
Courthouse, Princton, B.C , on Thursday, the
17.I1 day of Dei ember, A D. 1908, at 11 a m.
Dated at Kamloops, B.C., this 20th day  of
November, A.D. 1908.
ALEC. D. MACINTYRE,
Judge of the said Courts of Revision and Appeal
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Gold, Silver & Copper, $1.
G. G. WEST, Provincial Assayer, 530
Richards St., Vancouver, B.C.
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VANCOUVER B. C.
ESTABLISHED  1867
Paid-up Capital, $10,000,000
Reserve Fund, -    5,000,000
Branches throughout Canada, and in the United States and England
BANK
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ISSUED AT THE FOLLOWING RATES:
$5 and under     3 cents
Over $5 and not exceeding $10        6 cents
"   $io       " " $30       10 cents
"   430       " " $50      15 cents
These Orders are payable at par at every office of a Chartered Bank in Canada
(Yukon excepted), and at the principal banking- points in the United States. They
are negotiable at $4.90 to the £ sterling in Great Britain and Ireland.
They form an excellent method of remitting small sums of money with safety and
at small cost, and may be obtained without delay. U6
A. J. MARLOW, Acting Manager, PRINCETON BRANCH.
Similkameen falley Saddlery C»-
HARNESS and SADDLES
Whaps, Bits and Spurs     'i.
BOOTS and SHOES MADE TO ORDER
Harness Repairs and Boot Repairs Attended to.
First Class work
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Similkameen Lumber Co., Ltd,
J, F, Waddell, Mgr,
ROUGH AND DRESSED LUMBER
All kinds  of mouldings made.      Orders promptly
attended   to.       For   further   particulars   apply   to
J. F, WADDELL, Princeton,
Interest Charged on Accounts 30 Days Overdue.
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