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Coal is King; i.e., sub-bituminous Princeton coal.
It is possible to know the mind by reading the face.
Railroad now at the door of Princeton, affording ample opportunity to invest before the certain rise in values—Western development cannot wait; the opportunity must be seized now if fortune great or small be won—Who will be among the fortunate Ones?
Vol. X. No. 33.
PRINCETON, B.C., WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 11, 1909.
$2 a  Year in Advanc
TWO GOOD PASSE
Hope   Mountains Present
Great Physical Obstacles
for Railway.
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The Bugaboo of Insurmountable Difficulties Dispelled by Men who
Were There.
The following interesting article from
the pen of Bruce' in the Saturday Sunset is continued from last week :
" One would think that any responsible newspaper would.hesitate at giving
currency to or perpetuating the fallacy
that there is no practical route through
the Hope mountains. With a pack on
my back and in company with an engineer I made the trip up the Coquihalla
and down the Coldwater rivers last week
and saw what I had frequently been told
existed, two practical passes through
those mountains aud a possible third one
On one of them a grade of a maximum of
2.2 pir cent, and on the other one of 2.1
per cent, has been obtained without any
extraondinary heavy cost of construction.
Yet important as this matter is for
British Columbia as a whole and of Van-
in partcular, the Daily Province in a recent ieditorial discussing the Fraser
Canyon route, says it is the Canadian
Northern's shortest and best route to the
coast and it is hinted that should the C.
P. R. attempt to shut out the C. N. R. by
monopolizing both sides of the canyon,
the railway commission would compel
the C. P. R. to give running righte to
other roads.
The Province was very far off the facts.
Not only is the Fraser Canyon not the
best but it is not the shortest. On the
other hand the route from Kamloops via
Nicola arid Hope is slightly shorter than
the Thompson-Fraser route.
If the C P. R. should shut the C. N. R.
out of the Fiaser above Hope it woiild be
a good thing for British Columbia for the
C. N. R. would then be compelled to take
the Hope mountain route.
I have said there are two known passes,
with the possibilith of the third. Now
here is the first one, surveyed  by the V.
[Continued on 3rd page.
CROPS AND PRICES.
Haying is about oyer, the weather, the
tonnage and quality contributing-to the
successful ingathering of the whole crop.
Grain never looked better or gave more
promising indication of a bumper yield.
Potatoes are not as forward, generally, as
in other years, due to the continental
coolness which has marked the season
.from ocean to ocean. New potatoes retailed at 50 per lb. at first but are now
selling at 3c. per lb. at whicITprlce they
are likely to remain Other root vegetables are in good condition and a large
yield is expected. Farmers are buoyant
with the prospective financial result of
the season's crops and altogether the outlook is such as to inspire hope for the
immediate future. Prices are ruling
fair for the producer, as follows :
Hay $22 per ton at stack ; potatoes, $3
per cwt.; butter, 40c. per lb ; small fruits
ioc. to 15c. per lb. Flour, $5.50 per 100
lbs.; cheese, 25c. per lb.; eggs, 50c. per
dozen; sugar, $8.50 per cwt.; beef, ioc.
to 20c. per lb.
MINES AND MINING.
It is said that a mining journal published in Denver, Col , has printed an
article knocking the mineral resources of
Copper mountain. Like all knocking it
carries with it its own condemnation and
must miserably fail in its aim. Copper
Mountain has a reputation founded on
years of exploration and development
which cannot fail to convince any unprejudiced person of its certain mineral
wealth. Some ulterior, knocking motive
prompted by jealousy or revenge, is at the
bottom of the article or it would not have
been published.
Col. Stevenson leaves for Hedley to
show mining property near there to some
mining people. He has some good mining claims running high in assays and
whose value is constantly appreciating
with the development and discovery
being made^-bere.
OD CLAY, GOOD BRICK.  .■:%
& Kane have got their brick
g well advanced and will have the
finished article for sale soon. Thev have
been fortnnate in striking an excellent
claybed in which the right proportion of
white sand is present to make good brick.
'Big Bill' Martin discovered this clay
vears ago but did not divulge it until the
pressing necessity for brick caused him
to reveal its location. As Bill is a first
class bricklayer the brickmakers have
found a valuable ally in him and the two
crafts will be of indispensable service in
the building progress of the town.
TOWN AND DISTRICT.
Some nice strings of fish may be seen
any time passing along the streets, in
which trout predominate among white
fish, suckers and squawfish.
Some citizens are in favor of incorporation if for no other purpose than the prevention of cattle, horses and hens from
roaming the streets, and the backyards
of premises. After dark it is hardly possible to-visit a neighbor or take a stroll
with:a cooing friend, the while admiring
the beauty of the stars, without getting
one's foot 'cut.' Then there are the
bells. *0, the tintinabulation of the
bells!
Dr. Jackson, dentist, will arrive here
TrTabout a month.
RAILWAY RUMBUNfiS
Steel Expected  in Hedley on
12th inst. and Graders
Finish Up.
Piles Arrive and Bridge will be Put
up Quickly for Transport of
Grading Dirt.
Hankinson & Co. are getting on well
with their grading contracts and expect
to be all clear on the main line for the
rails. Fifty more laborers will be added
to the force now employed.
W. Garrison has taken a grading contract on the railway near the station.
Pile driving will begin today on the
bridge across the Similkameen in town.
Low water in the river caused some delay floating piles down but a big gang
of drivers was put on and the difficulty
overcome. Two hundred and fifty piles
will be driven, over which a latge part of
the cut nearby will be transferred. The
piling will also do duty iu the permanent
structure.
J. McDonald of Hedley has the contract of clearing the rightofway to the
incline tunnel of the V. F. M. Co's coal
mine.
It is credibly reported that the tracklayers will be at Hedley Thursday.
VISITING THEIR SONS.
Octogenarians Journey from Smoky
London to Pretty Princeton.
C. H. Thomas and wife, father and
mother of the four Thomas brothers, fellow townsmen and respected pioneers of
Princeton, arrived last Thursday on a
visit to their sons, some of whom they
had not seen for about 25 years. Mr.
and Mrs. Thomas come from suburban
London, Eng., at Teddington, leaving
there on July 15, arriving in Princeton,
Aug. 5. They travelled by the Dominion
steamship line and the C.P R., buying
tickets to Midway, the western terminus
of the Crow branch and connections. In
coming this route they were subject to
annoying stopovers for want of connection—a fact which ought to stimulate the
C.P.R. to build to Princeton as soon as
possible.
A solution of the unemployed problem in the old land is suggested by Mr.
Thomas in the vast unoccupied areas of
land in the west. He would encourage
all persons of good, industrious habits to
settle on this vacant land. Were he a
young man again 'to the west' would be
burden of his song. He thinks there are
great opportunities here ' and will tell
them so when he gets back to Teddington on the Thames.
Mr.  Thomas is in his 81st year, still
hale and active, and represents that
sturdy type of Briton which forms the
backbone of tht Empire. He is impressed with the beauty and resources of
Princeton and the vast magnitude of the
great west. To travel continuously west
for several days and nights without reaching the end of the world or even the
nethermost part of Canada, is a revelation to most people born in the 'tight
little island.' A land of 'illimitable possibilities,' said Lord Beaconsfield : could
he have travelled as Mr. Thomas did he
could with equal truth say, also a land of
'magnificent distances and incomparable
opportunities.' The aged gentleman is,
naturally enough, very pleased to see his
sons in the prime of manhood enjoying,
the fruit of their labors and partaking of
the general prosperity which pervades
the west. Considering their advanced'
years Mr. and Mrs. Thomas have stood'"
the long journey remarkably well, which
testifies in forcible terms of the comforts-
of travel in these days of innovations in
land and air journeys.
VISIT AND OUTING.
R. M. Day and sister of Eugene, Ore-.,
arrived in Princeton last Friday on a-
visit to their three brothers, who are so
well and favorably known here as to require no comment. Mr. Day was for
many years engaged in business in his
native town, Eugene, and having had a
very successful commerciai career he is-
now enabled to retire and spend his leisure travelling and visiting. This is not
his first visit to Princeton and he notes
the striking improvements and progress
in the interval. Both he and his sister
are enjoying the scenery, climate, fishing
and social reunion and will remain for
several weeks, taking in the grandeur of
the Hope mountains, luring the trout,
picking huckleberries and possibly engaging a grizzly or two with the help of
brothers.
PULLED OUT REGRETFULLY.
F. Pymau closed out his business here
last week and left for Enderby, where he
was formerly in business. A peculiar
chain of circumstances had been at work
tempting Mr. Pyman away from Princeton ever since he came here ; even fire,
robbery, imprisonment of the perpetrators, the church and friends, all seemed
to operate in unison to bring him back.
He was very reluctant about leaving and
would only have done so through force
of circumstances. The Star joins with
many friends in wishing Mr. and Mrs.
Pyman many happy and prosperous days.
An opening is thus created for a first
ciass watchmaker and jeweller.
Perley Russell is having a dwelling
house suitable for two erected on Fen-
church Av. Bert Irwin has the contract
and it will be finished in time.
Born—On 7th inst., the wife of E. B.
Hall, of a daughter.
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THE     SIMILKAMEEN     STAR
August ii, 1909.
The Similkameen Star.
J.  M. Wright,
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THE RAILWAY PROBLEM.
Whatever may be in the secretive
mind of the j Railway King,' J. J.
Hill, one thing is uppermost in the
minds of the people, and that is
the absolute necessity for the quick
completion of the V., V. & E. to
Vancouver and other coast points
Mr. Hill undoubtedly knows that
a railway charter represents the will
and wish of the people on the one
hand and his obligation on the other
to fulfil its terms as to construction.
The charter for the V..V. & E. expires within the next year or so
during which time the road is supposed to be built and equipped to
the coast. With so short a time to
finish a work involving the usual
difficulties of crossing a range of
mountains it is a forlorn hope to
expect the terms of the charter to
be fulfilled. In view of the dilatory manner in which construction
has proceeded thus far it is a question in the minds of some authorities whether Mr. Hill ever intended
to build via the all-Canada route
to seaboard.
Between the time of the arrival
of the track at Princeton aud the
expiry of the charter there is a significant coincidence. Legislation
granting an extension of the charter
must be obtained at the next session of the House of Commons.
It is not improbable that in lieu of
an extension Mr. Hill may ask fcr
the privilege of diverting his road
south along the Similkameen across
±he international boundary to his
main line through Washington.
The sequel to the coincidence will
be found in the C.P.R. building
through the Coquihalla on its original charter and linking up with
Penticton and Midway a second
inter-mountain and trans-prairie
route to Winnipeg. It may be all
arranged that the C.P.R. will not
fight the Great Northern before the
Railway Committee of the House
if the latter will abandon the Tulameen route and of course with it
the strategic Coquihalla, which is
now being surveyed by C.P.R. engineers.
It is a fact that the C.P.R. President has spent restless nights pondering the great necessity for a
second line through the mountains'.
He knows, as every engineer knows,
that the loss of an important bridge
across the Fraser, or the disappearance of track on the sliding lands
means more in the stoppage of traffic than the actual cost of construc
tion of links to an already partially
constructed  alternate route.    It is
quite probable that an understanding of the   nature suggested  has
been arrived at between the two
companies.    In  the  event of both
companies constructing through the
narrow places of Coquihalla Pass at
the same time some sanguinary battles and lawsuits must ensue, as at
Midway, when construction began.
The presidents  of these roads are
reasonable  enough  to compromise
and obviate interminable struggles
arising  from juxtaposition of two
mighty,   menacing  rivals.     It is a
business  proposition,   one that will
commend itself to people with business ideals.    So long as  this truce,
or compromise, does not injuriously
affect or delay construction of a line
west from   Princeton  into the mineral fields of the  Upper Tulameen,
no sane objection can be  offered to
the Great    Northern    waiving its
right to the Coquihalla for pririlege
of deflecting southerly   across  the
boundary.    It  would  open up immense  mineral  deposits of Copper
and  Kennedy   mountains,    Friday
creek, Roche river, the  Skagit and
others.
NOTICE.
Tnirty days after date we intend to apply to
the Chief Commissioner of Lands for a license to
prospect for coal on the following lands:
Starting from a post placed at the N.E. corner
of Lot 43, thence 80 chains W., 80 chains N., 80
chains E., 80 chains S. to point of commencement.
July 18,1909. W. B. BAILEY, Locator.
Starting from the N.E. corner of Lot 43, thence
80 chains N., 80 chains E., 80 chain* S., 80 chains
W.f to point of commencement.
July 18, 1909. W. E. DUNCAN, Locator.
Starting from the S.W. corner of W. E. Duncan's coal claim, thence 80 chains E„ 80 chains S.,
80 chains W., 80 chains N. to point of commencement.
July 18,1909. R. W. REID, Locator.
Starting from the S.W. corner of Lot 706, thence
N. about 40 chains, W. to the Tulameen River,'
thence up the Tulameen River and S. 80 chains, E.
80 chains to the Similkameen River, N. 80 chains
more or less to point of commencement and containing 289 acres more or less, and formerly known
as Lot 243.
July 18, 1909. FRANK BAJLEY, Locator,
NOTES AND COMMENTS.
, Notwithstanding the efforts of
the Gazette and Chronicle to discredit the recent ' freak' laws of
Washington a large and increasing number of people are commending the action of the legislators. This legislation is far in advance of the intellectual and moral
capacity of its enemies. When the
scalpel of reform gets its 'work in'
some editor or layman is bound to
get hurt and they cry out for help
and deliverance from anything that
would in erfere with their morbid
cravings, althoughJStbey endanger,
if not wreck, the moral and physical
well-being of themselves and others
affected by example. The marriage
of incurables from any malady has
long been recognized as crime. To
afflict innocent progeny with the
pains and woes of disease or disfigurement is inhuman and must be
stopped. Yet this is characterized
as 'freak' legislation by men who
ought to know better. The Washington legislature is in advance of
the times and that is why the epithet 'freak' is applied.
The payroll has arrived : next is
civicdevelopment and improvement.
Jim Hill is a 'busted' man and
we are glad of it. The great-railroad magnate has at last got his
deserts. Not a soul in the whole
Jimhillkameen valley has any sympathy for him. A gang of notables,
in which 'Our Dick' was one, recently unveiled a bust of the robu. t
railroader at the Seattle Exposition
which gave rise to our busticity in
the foregoing. Long live Jim in
the flesh and in bronze.
NOTICE.
Sixty days after date I intend to apply to the
Chief Commissioner of Lands for permission to
purchase 289 acres of land described as follows:
Starting from the S.W. corner of Lot 706, thence
N. about 40 chains, W. to the Tulameen River,
thence up the Tulameen and S. 80 chains, E. 40
chains to the Similkameen River, N. 80 chains
more or less to point of commencement and containing 289 acres, being formerly known as Lot
243.
July 18,1909. FRANK BAILEY, Locator.
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NOTICE.
Yale Land District, District of Yale. TajH
notice that I, George Batstone, of Otter Valley,
B.C., occupation rancher, intend to apply for permission to purchase the following' described
lands :
Commencing* at a post planted i, runnings.
40 chains, W. oo chains, N. 40 chains, E. 60 chains
to point of commencement
GEORGE BATSTONE.
Dated 14th May, 1909.
NOTICE.
Notice is hereby given that thirty days from
date I intend to apply to the chief commissioner
of lands for a license to prospect for coal on the
following descrited laud, viz: Commencing at
a post planted at the S. E. corner oflrOt-gfiq,*
Kamloops division of Yale district, thence extending north 80 chains, west 80 chains, south 80
chains, east 80 chains to point of commencement. ■    W. S. WILSON,
Princeton, May 10. 1909. Applicant.
FOR SALE.
For Sale.—MAN OR WOMAN. My Soulh African Vetran Bounty Land Certificate, issued by
the Department cf the Interior, Ottawa* good
for 320 acres of any Dominion land open for entry in Alberta, Saskatchewan, or Manitoba.
Any person over the age of 18 yeais, MANOR
WOMAN can acquire this land with this certificate. For immediate sale $8oo. Write or wire
L. E. TELFORD,
131 Shuter St., Toronto, Ontario.-
SOFT DRINKS
Ginger Beer,  Iron  Brew,
Lemon Soda,
Cream Soda, Ginger Ale.
GET QUOTATIONS AT THE
Princeton Brewery.
The Princeton
Liveri n Feed
siaftics
HUSTON BROS. PPOpr'S
General Livery business carried on.
Horses for hire, single or double. Wood
or coal delivered on shortest notice.
Draying in all its branches. Prices right
Satisfaction guaranteed.
NOTICE.
Certificate of Improvements.
Brooklyn, Lela and Kev West mineral claims,
situate iu the Similkameen mining division
of Vafe district'. Where located : Kennedy
Mountain.
Take notice that I, Edgar E. Burr, free miner's
certificate No. BJ9354, octing for self and others,
&.. E. Howse f.m.c. B19474; F. S. ilurr, f.m.c.
B943"3! A. D. Cowles, f.m.c. £10710 ; H. L. Jones,
fm.c. B10776 and T. C. Revely, fmc. 379384,
intend 60 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 claims
And further take notice that action, under sec-
tion 37, must be commenced before the issuance
of such Certificate of Improvements.
VDated this 9th day of March, A.D. 1909.
NOTICE.
"MOTICE is hereby given that thiftydays after
•^ date I intend to apply to the Supt. Provincial Police, Victoria, for a retail liquor license
for Tulameen Hotel, Tulameen, B.C.
DONALD McRAE.
Tulameen. B. C. June 15th. 1909.
NOTICE.
Yale Land District.   District of Yale Division.
Take notice that I, Roland Lawrence, of
Granite Creek, B. C, occupation, laborer, intends to apply for permission to purchase the
following described lands :
Commeucxng at a post planted at the south
east corner of Lot 281 and running 20 chains
north; thence 20 chains east; thence 20 chains
south; thence 20 chains west to point of commencement.
ROLAND LAWRENCE
Dated June :8, ioog,. Applicant.
Contract to Let.
Contract will be let on eoal claim 288, in the N.
W. corner, one mile south-east .of Princeton on
Copper Mountain road, a Double Compartment
Shaft, to be 5x14 feet in the clear, for the depth of
300 feet, timbered.
Timbers will be furnished, also machinery for
hoisting-.
Forty per cent, will be paid each month on
admeasurement.
Right reserved to reject any or all bids.
JAS. E. MCCAULEY.
Princeton, July 20,1909?) ''■.■'.'■.	
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THE    SIMILKAMEEN   STAR
TWO GOOD PASSES.
From 1st Page.
V. & E. fioru the Similkameen side. Up
the West Otter creek to its head, througn
what is known as Railway pass due west
and crossing the Coldwater river at 53-
mile post from Nicola, thence up July
creek to its head, shirting the Anderson
mountains and dropping, on to Boston
Bar creek and down the latter to ttaa Co
quihalla, from which point the grade is
easy aud construction lighter than the
average in atnountainous country.
The second route is from Princeton up
the 'Tulameen to Rrilroad creek and
thence by a six mile tunnel over to the
Coquihalla. This route saves about thirty
miles of line over the former which would
more than pay for the cost of the tunnel.
From Princeton I learned that by an
eight mije tunnel through Summit mountain and down Dewdney creek a still bet
ter grade could be had. This, I had not
time to verify, but I should not be at all
surprised if it is true.
Of the other two routes there is
absolutely not the slightest doubt. The
cost of construction should be no heavier
than in the Fraser canyon while there
is absolutely no comparison in the tonnage possibilities between the Nicola-
Similkameen and Fraser.
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venture io suggest, there is no doubt that
Hedley offers a bill of sports and events
for that day which must afford amusement for the most exacting. Make arrangements now and take your sister, or
some other fellow's sister to the Hedley
celebration.
J. Barrett, of the late firm of Kirkpatrick & Barrett, Tulameen hotel, has gone
to New Zealand, where he originally
came from. He is succeeded by W. H.
Lambert in the new firm.
Tennis is the only game in regular
practise just now and its players evince a
growing enthusiasm for it.
Van Rose of Hedley was in town last
weelc.
Bill Scruby, when last heard from, was
building haycocks in the lower fruit belt.
He will be back in Princeton in time to
give the approaching boom a big boost.
NOTICE.
NOTICE is hereby given that thirty days after
date we intend to apply to the Supt. Provincial Police for a transfer of the license of the
Hotel Otter Flat, Tulameen, B.C., from my lafe
husband, W. J. Henderson, to myself.
-   MRS. W. J. HENDERSON.
Tulameen, B.C., Aug. 2. 1909.
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Divine service Sunday, 11 and 7:30.
Quite an exodus of Similkamtenites
will take in the A.Y.P. during the next
two months.
Miss Lowndes, of Hedley, is visiting
with Mr. and Mrs. Chiene at The Camp,
from there going to Maplehurst for a
short sojourn.
A very happy party of ladies and gentlemen took tea, Sunday, in the shade of
the sheltering shrubs at the 'Bohemian
Lodge.'
Neil Huston drove F. Pyman aud wife
to Penticton Tuesday.
Those who subscribed for a telephone
nearly a year ago are wondering what
is the cause of delay. The poles were
delivered a month ago and are now lying
in the sun, warping into some fantastic
shapes. Such is the effect of incompetency fostered by the former member for
Yale-Cariboo.
C. O. French, Ben Baker and R. Cramer
returned Friday from Spokane.
Mr, Barrett, a Vancouver real estate
dealer, was in town Saturday trying to
sell Vancouver suburban property.
Labor Day is drawing nigh and with it
comes the question of how, and where to
spend this popular holiday.    If one may
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United States and Canada.
FOR HORSES, CATTLE,   SHEEP,
SWINE AND POULTRY.
STOCK FOOD, ioc per lb.,
POULTRY FOOD, 15c per lb.,
CONDITION POWDERS,
HOOF OINTHENT,
SALVE, (HealingJ
LINIMENT for stock,
LINIflENT for home use,
WASH 75c per bottle,
HEAVE PEflEDY,
CORN CURE,
GALL CURE,
COLIC CURE,
COUGH and COLD CURE,
BLISTER FINISH,
DR. riOODY'S GREAT DISCOVERY SPAVIN
CURE.
For sale in every city and town in Canada.
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VANCOUVER. B. C.
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All kinds  of mouldings made.       Orders promptly
attended   to.      For   further   particulars   apply   to
J. F. WAOBELL, Princeton.
Interest Charged on Accounts 30 Days Overdue.
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THE     SIMILKAMEEN   'STAR
August ir, 1909.
SIMILKAMEEN VALLET.
HJOtflFS
Land of Minerals, Fruit and Sunshine
in Process of Development.
G. S. Lawrence of the B. C. iFruitlands
Co., Keremeos, was in Winnipeg recently
and in an interview with a Free Press
representative said : "There is no doubt
that quite a number of fruit trees were
killed by frost last winter, but they were
old 'warriors' of 23 or 55 years fruit-
bearing, or young trees which had been
excessively irrigated late in the fall and
had been subject to clean cultivation.
We have suffered no less and to no greater
extent than at those points which are
generally supposed to be immune from
from frosts—Wenatchee and Hood river*
for example. '
"While our fruit industiy has been
- making lapid strides, it is to the immense
mining possibilities of the entire valley
we raise our eyes for the immediate
"future. At Hedley and Princeton there
continues a daily output of high grade ]
ore and coal    respectively,  of which the, Information Designed for the Benefit
outside world knows little, but which has j
added fuel to the <yiergy of our transport j of Readers Abroad.
companies, who are keenly alive to any-|     Coroner and Health Officer—Dr.Lazier.
thing of the kind that can be tapped to)
their profit. '
" The Great  Northern   brings  a daily ,
service from Spokane to Keremeos and I
Largest Sale in Canada
PRINCETON DIRECTORY.
the continuation  of the   grading   tight j
through to Princeton isall butcompleted.
Continued on page 5.
Fire, Life and
Accidental
^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
Real Estate, Insurance, Notary Public
PRINCETON BAHER
and CONFECTIONERY
FRESH BREAD DAILY—ALL KINDS
OF PASTRY, PIES, &C.
ICE CREAM MADE EVERY DAY
ICE CREAM SODA and SOFT DRINKS
"Orders for Ice Cream taken fiom
One Pint up.   .
RESTAURANT
C. V. Semerad & Sbt
PRINCETON   LODGE
I.O.O.F. No. 52.
J Regular meetings, 8 p
m., Thursdays.
Sojourning brethren welcome.   ' HnlUStuated in
Thomas Block.   •' Oddfellows Hall."
H. Cowan,
Noble Grand.
J. F. Wadcell.
Secretary.
I.O.O.F. Hall, suitable for all public
functions, shows, &c, seating capacity
400, large proscenium, piano, gasoline.
Terms, apply to Hugh Cowan, Princeton.
Passenger Agent Atlantic Steamship
I Lines—American, Leyland, White Star,
Dominion, Red Star, Atlantic Transport.
H. H. Avery.
Member of Parliament—Martin Burrell, Grand Forks, P.O.
Member Provincial Assembly—L. W.
Shatford, Penticton, P.O.
Board of Trade—W. C. McDougall,
President; A. J. Marlow, Secretary.
Justices of the Peace—E. Waterman,
C. E. Thomas, Thos. Murphy, Granite
Creek.
Mining Recorder, Assessor and Collector, Clerk County Court, Issuer of Marriage Licenses—H. Hunter.
Constable, Deputy Game Warden, San-,
itary   Inspector, Inspector  of Orchards,
—Ronald Hewat,
Postmaster, Telephone Agent, Inland
Revenue Inspector—A, Bell..
Public School—Donald Cochrane,B.A.
Teacher ; Trustees : J. O. Coulthaad, W.
C. McDougall, C. E. Thomas.
Notaries Publie—C. E. Tl.omas, A. E.
Thomas, H. H. Aver}-, A. Bell.
Fenceviewers—L. Gibson, C. Schisler,
T. Murphy.
Presbyterian Church—Rev. f. Thurburn-Conn.
Hedley-Princeton stage connecting
with the V.,V. & E. at Keremeos—Stage
arrives at 12, noon, departs at 2 p.m.,
daily, except Sunday,    F. Revely, Prop.
Princeton-Nicola stage, arrives each
Wednesday about noon, departs Thursday morning.   M. P. Stewart, Prop.
Daily mail, except Sunday, via Keremeos. Weekly mail to points intervening between Nicola and Princeton.
WHISKEY
MINERAL WATER
make a
Sold bv all Dealers.
Alaska-Yukon-Pacific   Exposition
The Princeton Board of Trade invites
all Mine Owners and Prospectors to co
operate with it in sending Mineral samples to the above Exhibition.
The Secretary of the Board will be
pleased to receive such specimens not
later than the first Monday in May.
The size of Ore samples should be one
cubic foot.
E. WATERMAN.
Chairman of Committee.
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 seconds, ad.
BOARD OF TRADE, PRINCETON, B. C.   Meets first Monday in
each month.
W. C. McDougai.1. A. J. Marlow
President. Secretary.
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NOTICE.
Yale Land District, District of .Vile. Take
notice that I, Martin Bresnik, of Otter Valley,
occupation rancher, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described land :
Commencing at a post planted at the S. W.
Corne jof lot iooq, thence south 20 chairs,.east 20
hcains, north 20 chains, west %o chains to point
of commencement, and containing- 40 acres more
orjless. MA'RTIN BRESNIK
23 rd March, 1909.
"MOBLL"
LIVERY STISl
PRINCETON, B. C.
Variety  of  Rigs—Good  Roadsters-
Big Stables—Courteous Attention
to all Customers.
BROMffiBIfiCJIRMttN
Proprietors
A. MURCHIE "SSf
PHOTOGRAPHER Portraits, sc
Photos of Families taken at their
Homes—Views of Princeton
and Surrounding Camps.
AMATEUR WORK FINISHED
Address    -    PRINCETON. BC.
COPPER
HANDBOOK
(New Edition issued March, 1908.)
SIZE:   Octavo.
PAGES:    1228.
CHAPTERS:    25.
SCOPE : The copper industry of the
world.
COVERING : Copper history, geology- geography, chemistry, mineralogy,
mining, milling, leaching, smelting, refining, brands, grades, impurities, alloys,
uses, substitutes, terminology, deposits by
districts, states, countries and continents,
mines in detail, statistics of production,
consumption, imports, exports, finances,
dividends, etc.
The Copper Handbook is concededly
the
World's Standard Reference
Book on Copper.
The miner needs the book for the facts
it gives him regarding geology, mining,
copper deposits and copper mines.
The metallurgist needs the book for
the facts it gives him regarding copper
milling, leaching, smelting and refining.
The copper consumer needs the book
for every chapter it contains. It tells
what, and explains how and why.-
The investor in copper shares 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 the price of the book to each
and every owner of copper miuing shares.
PRICE : $5 in buokram with gilt top,
or $7.50 in full library morocco.
TERMS : The most liberal. Send no
money, but order the book sent you, all
carriage charges prepaid, on one week's
approval, to be returned if unsatisfactory,
or paid for if it suits. Can you afford
not to see the book and judge for yourself of its value to you ?
WRITE NOW to the editor and publisher;
HORACE J. STEVENS,
550 SHELDEN   BLDG.,  HOUGHTON
3i-    MICH., U. S. A.
Subscribe for'Star . $2.
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THE    SIMILKAMEEN   STAR
§
SIMILKAMEEN VALLEY.
From 4th page.
Further, the C.P.R., not to be beaten
N out of its own field, has filed its maps
with, and obtained permission from, the
railway commission to extend its main
line through the Nicola valley to the
Similkameen.
"At the present moment, the large and
daily increasing population of the two
mining towns to the west of Keremeos
provide the very best market for our
vegetables and small fruits and with the
>4lkmultaneous development of our orchards and the transportation facilities,
it is a certainty that in the most natural
sequence of events, we are not likely to
be superseded in any fruit market at
home or abroad for the character and
keeping qualities of our fruit.
" We believe that a- day's sojourn in
our valley—beginning, say at Keremeos,
on the part of any of your people who
are taking advantage of the fifty-dollar
stopover ticket to Seattle and Portland,
would provide them with more cause for
surprise and wonderment than anything
they have seen at the world's fair."   *   *
F. W. GROVES
Civil and flining Engineer
B. C. Land Surveyor
Examinations   and   Reports.
12 percent interest .charged on all accounts 30 days overdue.
C. L. CUMMINGS
Horseshoeing
a Specialty
GENERAL BLACKSMITH
Carriage Building, Repairing
and Painting
AH Work Neatly and  Promptly
Done
Great Northern
—Hotel—
MANLEY & SWANSON, Props.
First Class room and board
Wines, Liquors, Cigars
Princeton, B. C.
Trade Marks
Designs
.... Copyrights Ac.
Anyone sending a sketch and description may
Quickly ascertain our opinion free whether an
Invention is probably patentable. Communications strictly confidential. HANDBOOK on Patent*
sent free. Oldest agency for securing patents.
Patents taken through Munn & Co. receive
special notice, without charge, in the
$ci«if te nmedcaiL
A handsomely Illustrated weekly. Largest elf-
eolation of any scientific journal. Terms for
Canada, f 8.75 a year, postage prepaid. Sold by
all newsdealers.
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Branch Office, 625 F St. Washington, D. C.
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-™     The A. E. HOWSE Co.       J|
Wishes Your Custom
^BECAUSE'^' lljj
They give Honest Value
Jf   '7~7    Prompt and Willing Service
I   and carry the largest stock
jf   in the Similkameen Valley
Iron Bedsteads, Brass Mounted
Spring and Wool Mattresses
Wool and Feather Pillows
China and Earthenware
Dinner Sets, Bedroom and other ware
Washstands and Dressers
Dining Room, Parlor and Rocking Chairs
Our Stock of Groceries cannot be Surpassed for quality and
are always fresh
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The A. E. HOWSE CO., L'd
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ERNEST   WATERMAN
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