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Princeton First, Last and Always.
' Published in the interest of Princeton and Similkameen district.
Vol. ix. No. 14.
PRINCETON, B.C.,   WEDNESDAY,   APRIL l, 1908.
$2 a Year, in Advance
SOCIALISTIC   FACTS
Touched   on  by Rev. J. T.
Conn in Lecture—Lessons
to be Learned.
Sincerity of Purpose and Unremitting
Energy Source of Success—Last
of Series.
The Rev. J. Thurburn-Conn delivered
his usual fortnightly lecture in the Court
House on Monday, the subject being
"Socialism." In opening the subject
the lecturer said everybody is asking
what is Socialism ?—what does it mean ?
There were various meanings given and
with either the term or the meaning he
was not at present dealing, but more particularly with what we may learn from
Socialism. All who read and think have
their attention fixed more or lets on tht
active and passionate propagandism of
Socialists, and we'may all learn something from the methods adopted by them,
ist, how do they make converts? They
h ive no churches, few halls, no endowments, and the few who are paid receive
very small salaries. How do they manage ? They go to the people. The
street corner, the park, the private house
wherever there are a few gathered to
gether there they are found with their
message. We need to learn this—go to
the people, find them, iuterest them, win
them.
2nd, Socialism is their business, their
one absorbing thought. In all seasons,
not any one day is THE day, but EVERY
day. Indeed, one may say they work
night and day, and only because they are
full of their subject. Are we? Do we
take enough interest in our church, town,
province, Dominion, to be ever anxious
f>r its success.    This we may also  learn.
3rd, the Socialist works for conversion
and without making converts he feels he
has failed. They expect them. They
face all kinds of obstacles cheerfully. It
is their one subject. They rouse energy,
and from that to desperate energy! Do
we aim at conversions to our gospel?
Do we rouse men to consider our claims,
our message ? We would do well to consider the Socialists here.
4th, the propaganda seems to be the
passion of their lives. They say they are
anxious to lift humanity, giving every
man the right to work and live. They
claim it is the great vital force intermingling itself with the whole of life
The church, society and the individual
all have their part in the alleviation of
poverty and distress in the briuging in of
the justice of the kingdom of God. Do
we work with a burning passion for this
• id? Might we not learn something
from them here also..
0ui, they are proud of their creed.    It
is their chief thought, their pet subject.
They seldom if ever talk of anything else.
Are we proud of our gospel? How much
do we think of it, sacrifice for it.
The learned lecturer believed that
when when we have a true Socialist we
have a real influence. They practice
what they preach. We have all
something to learn from the untiring
energy as well as the simplify and purpose of the many who are giving their
lives to bring in the kingdom of Socialism.
The next lecture will be held on Monti ry, April 13, the subject of which will
be, "The Bible, what it is, what it teaches, and how it should be read." Now
that the summer is coming on this series
of lectures which have proved both inter
esting and instructive will come to a close
on Monday night, until next winter.
DAILY MAIL.
Today sees the inauguration of the daily
mail service to Princeton, the contract
being obtained by Fred. Revely. The
advantages of a daily mail are innumer
able and will greatly facilitate business
negotiations by this means, doing* away
with long and wearisome delay of letters.
The mail hereafter will arrive at noon
and will leave the same afternoon at two
o'clock, Hedley being reached by six p.
m. At seven next morning it will be
carried to Keremeos; from there by rail to
Spokane and other points. D. Innis has
the contract from Keremeos to Hedley
and W. E. Welby will conduct the triweekly service between Penticton and
Keremeos.
JUDGMENT IN VOIGT CASE.
In the suit of the Hawkeye Investment
Co. vs. the Voigts and J. W. Cook, Chief
Justice Hunter has given judgment in
ftvor of the plaintiffs on their claim for
the amount sued on $9,000 in two promis-
sorv notes, with ten per cent, iuterest,
according to the agreement, but the claim
for foreclosure of certain mineral claims
in the Similkameen was dismissed. This
was the case in which the defence was
that the Hawkeye Investment Co. was a
subsidiary creature of the Title Guarantee
and Trust Corporation of Portland, Ore.,
which went into liquidation, and coi -;
spiracv was alleged.
COFFEE ON THE RISE.
Copper shows an inclination to sit into
the game again. The metal was quoted
this week at 13^. This price ought to
put every mine in the Boundary in operation. A number of years ago when
Miner of the Granby was peddling stock
he claimed that dividends would be paid
at 9 cent copper.
Bert Thomas and Sam Gibson are
wearing broad smiles this week. Cause
—a daughter brightens the home of the
foraiers and the latter rejoices in a son.
IQCAl AND GENERAL
Famous  Haines  Estate Case
; Settled—Miners at Hedley
Form Union.
Keremeos Has Weekly Faper—Local
Baseball Fans Organize—The
Voigt Case.
To-day is all fools day. Don't get
caught.
The annual assessment work is being
done on the streets, back yards and lanes
of Princeton and the town assays high in
cleanliness.
Invitations are out for a grand ball to
be given by the ladies of Hedley on the
April 3rd.
The prospects are that a great number
of miners and laborers will be working
around Granite Creek and Otter Flat this
summer. As Billy Henderson once
warbled "we have more mineral, more
fish, more game, and more tourist resort
than any other place on earth."
Chas. Carlson, of the Great Northern
Hotel, left last Thursday for Seattle to
visit his father who is ill.
Len Huston and J. M. Wright are busy
improving their respective residences
with a fresh coat of paint.
A. Marlow arrived from Kamloops on
Wednesday last to assume management
of the Canadian Bank of Commerce here.
On April 7th the Rev. Mr. Conn will
lecture at Peachland and on the 8th he
will deliver an address before the Sunday
School convention at Kelowna.
The local Conservatives are holding a
meeting today for the purpose of organizing for the coming battle.
There is a movement on foot to organ
ize a lawn tenuis club   in  town.   There
are quite a number of local exponents of
the game and the scheme   should   be   a
success.
The Grand Forks Gazette says that
Martin Burrel did yeoman service for the
Conservatives during the last Dominion
election and shoulc receive the nomination at Vernon on April 23. It is unnces-
sary to state Mr. Burrel owns the Gazette
Onion sets that grow, at the A. E.
Howse Co.
Ah Tai, who has been a guest of Kwong
Yueng, near town, solved the great Asiatic question last Friday night by cashing
in his stack of yellow. Mr. Yueng has
kept the late Mr. Tai in Chink mulligan
for over a year, the latter expecting to
pay for same by cutting wood this spring,
but alas and alack, Tai fooled his benefactor by dying. As Mr. Yueng sighed
whed he gazed on the face touched by
the grim reaper, "what's the mattee, you.
heap foollee my."
The miners gf Hedley have organized
a union and are now connected with the
Western Fe^deratioii of Miners. The new
union starts qfP'with a large membership,
and the StatecHtor, who is a union man,
wishes the Hedley miners everv success.
The Haynes estate case was settled out
of court .in Victoria recently. The terms
of settlement are that the defendants, the.
B. C. Land & Investment Agency, Ltd.,
pay $7,500 and that al* charges of fraud
be unreservedly wMidrawn-, each party
paying its own costs. The $7,500 will
iust aboui pay the lawyers' fees.
The Similkameen Lumber Co., J. F.
Waddell manager, has purchased the
Howse mill, and will «t once commence
cutting and dressing some 150,000 feet of
logs at the lattekmill. If business warrants it both platjWwill be kept in operation the coming siunmer.
The initial number of the ' Keremeos
"Trumpet" is to hand. It' is an 8-page,
4 column weekly, well printed and edited
and shows a liberal advertising patronage. The "Trumpet" is a valuable asset
to Keremeos and the Similkameen Valley
If you intend housepainting this spring
you can get the necessary supplies at the
A. E. Howse Co —the Big Store.
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BASEBALLEBS MEET.
A meeting of those interested in having
Princeton represented this season by a
real good baseball team was held on Friday evening in the Princeton billiard
parlors. It was decided to have a team
in the field and if possible carry the local
colors to victory. L. Huston was elected
manager and J. R. Campbell captain,
while C. Willarson and Kit Summers
were appointed to solicit subscriptions to
enable the club to purchase the necessary
paraphernalia. Merritt, Nicola, Tulameen, Hedley and Keremeos will all have
teams.and a schedule of dates will be arranged, and the prospects are bright for
some good ball this season. Princeton
has the material for a winning nine and
it is the duty of the business men and
citizens generally to support the team.
The players lend their time and energy
for the sport of the game and the merchants reap the benefit. Besides it is a
good advertisement for the town. So
don't be a piker but boost the team along.
A SPRINGLET.
(by our chained poet)
From off the running- rivulet the iey  chain  is
thawed
And the quacklet of the ducklet in the land is
heard abroad,
And the songlet of the birdlet re-echoes through
the air
And the bawlet of the bullet is heard in meadows
fair,
And the croaklet of the f roglet makes the evening:
shadows ring,
All of which moves us to mention,, gentle reader..
this is spring.
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THE     SIMILKAMEEN     STAR
Apr il i   1908
The Similkameen Star
A. E. HOWSE, Prop.
SUBSCRIPTION RATE:
Many thousands of tourists will
flock to Princeton this summer like
bees to a flower garden.
One Year,
$3.00
Payable in Advance.
Subscribers will confer a favor on this office by
prompUy-reportingj any change in address or
irregularity in receipt of their paper.
Advertising rates furnished on application.
Legal notices 10 and 5 cents per line.
Four weekly insertions constitute one month j
advertising.
What the bad boy needs most is
a stout slipper wielded scientifically
in the woodshed at home.
WEDNESDAY.   APRIL t. 1908.,
A LIBERATED  PRESS.
1 up to the Pioneer of that village to
print  in   blaci
Phoenix grow
I print in  black  type,  "Just  watch
Princeton  has  the   best  climate
and the healthiest residents of any
I place on this or any other earth.
The railroad will haul away our
coal and high grade ores, but it
cannot take away the.scenic beauty
The Globe's very timely and sen-,' of this sectiony	
sible article on "The Press,, the rp^e Vancouver World is pub-
Public and the Parties," will strike I lishing a lot of good news these
a responsive chord over a large ^nd days, j We know it's good, for the
growing section of newspaperdom.j articles are taken-irom the Star.
Of late years there has been  a  dis-j
r ^      The   total    expenses   connected
tinct revolt on the part of a  great,.     l De   LUlcU    CAf
many newspapers, which, while not. with the holding of a parliamentary
deserting allegiance to a party, have'^sion at Ottawa amount  to $237
ttken an independent stand on the W§  each   minute   the   house  is in
principle that a  newpaper's respon-j session.    That's going .some.
sibility is to the public rather than,     six   hiribSf four  boys   alld tw0
to party, refusing to  dance  to   the ||||| were added tQ the  population
piping of   any coterie   of   political) *f   phoenix  last  week.    It's   now
busybodies who for the j time  may
bi in the ascendant or  desire to be.
The day of the thiek-and:'t.hin party
organ is about over, and the Globe
is itself an illuminating   example of
this healthy revolution.    In .future
s j'me better'reason than. the  dictation of a political autocracy must be
advanced for a newspaper's support.
If men and measures  are   right, no
solicitation will be  needed, for that
support, but  the  day is past when
everything   would   go  provided   it
originated  with   a   Grit   or  Tory
cabal.— Windsor Record.
The Star congratulates the Globe.
The   greatest   of   Liberal    papers
has set an example, which,   if  consistently followed  by   the   press   of
bjth parties, will do more to purify
the political atmosphere of Canada
than sill the laws that we can   place
upon our statutes.
We   find  .that   there   are   some;
questions, worthy of careful consid-!
eration, relating to the management of certain government owned
utilities in the Yale-Cariboo district, it is our intention to place before the public-some pertinent facts!
in this relation in the hope that
those who are guilty of wilful mismanagement may be brought to
account and either instructed as to
their duties or replaced by those
who are willing to render the public
service.
WHISKEY
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Princeton still looks good to the
Star.      ' ' '
The Greenwood Times is picking
tip—news from other papers.
Princeton, as the Star has often
stated, is the sportsmen's  elysium.
MINERAL WATER
make a  1
Sold bv all Dealers.
Hedley. is  so  quiet  these   days
i: lat Major Megraw of the  Gazette
can hear the type drop.
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VallanceS
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Limited.      Cold Water Sanitary Calcimo
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HOTEL   DRIARD
NICOLA, B. C.
Everything in connection with this Hotel is first-
class and up-to-date and no pains spared to make
| guests comfortable.    Rates reasonable :—
J. F.
ROUGH AND DRESSED LUMBER
.SHINGLES, DOORS AND WINDOWS
All kinds  of mouldings madc.;^ Oorders promptly-
attended   to.       For    further   particulars   apply ' to
Lyall &  MacdonelI,   Agents
.u Princeton, Bm Cm
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THE C ANADIAN B
.BEAD. OFFICE, TORONTO
ESTABLISHED  1867
B. E. WAXKER, President
ALEX. LAIRD, General. Manager
A. H. IRELAND, Superintendent of
' Branctts      "   ,.
Paid-up Capital, $10,000,000
Rest, • - - 5,000,000
Total Assets, -  113,000,000
branches throughout 'Canada, and in the United States and England
A GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS TRANSACTED
•     .">''<>■■" C3M*IE-CIAL AND FARMERS* PAPER DISCOUNTED*
:i#a....'8.4.
'."SAYINGS BANK DEPARTMENT•'
Deposits of $1 and upwards received, and interest allowed at
current Vates. The depositor is subject to no delay whatever in
the withdrawal of the whole or any.porti'^"* the deposit. p:,y
}&%   PRINCETON  .BRA.NCHv;';|g| ;. M \
The Ciiy Drug Store
J. R. CAMPBELL.
PRINCETON
B.C.
SMILES.
"I .have no words to express to
you my feelings.for your daughter,"
said the young man;  "I "
. "Well," interrupted the old man,
"I've got to run down and fix the
furnace. You may study the dictionary while I'm gone."
Rosalind—You may kiss me on
the forehead.
Orlando—And get a hang in the
mouth. Oh! no. But I must say
I like your cheek.
"I pay as I go," declared the
pompous citizen.
"Not while I'm running these
apartments,"' declared the janitor.
"You'll pay'as you move in."
' "And so, Butrmel, the student,
was almost drowned when he was
in swimming yesterday.? How did
it happen?" ■,-.
"The bailiff went by and the poor
boy was forced to remain., under
Water so long."
' .:' It's hard," said the sentimental
landlady at the dinner table,.-"to
think that this poor little lamb
should be destroyed in its youth just
.to'cater to our appetites." '"Yes,"
replied the smart bgarder. struggling with his portion, "it istough."
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THE    SIMILKAMEEN   STAR
You 11; '§:. :'
need to eat meat if you want to
enjoy life. We have the best.
Fish every Friday.
SUMMERSlWARDLE
BUTCHERS
The...
Princeton    |*
Livery Stable
HUSTON   BROS., Props.
General Livery business carried on.
Horses for hire, single or double. Wood
or coal delivered on shortest notice.
Draying in all its branches. Prices right.
Satisfaction guaranteed.
NOTICE.
"^"OTICE is hereby.-given that the rartnership
■^^ heretofore existing1 betweon the undersigned
as Gibson Bros., has-this day been d-"s3olved by
mutual consent, S. R. Gibson carrying- on the
business of general farming at the Golden Bank
farm. SAMUEL R. GIBSON.
WESLEY C. GIBSON.1
Witness:   J. Peck McSwain.
i   Princeton, B. C, March 23rd, 190S. 13-18
FOR SALE.
CANADIAN BRED SHIRE STALLION, weight 1700 lbs ; perfectly sound
and gentle. Will exchange for work
horses or drivers. Apply to
S. E. ELLIOTT.
T4tc Keiowna, B. C.
A. Good Toast.
Colonel Jack Plunkett, the pride of the
New York rress club/ was once called
upon at a banquet to respond to the toast,
"the ladies,| and here is what he said:
H re's to the happiest moments of my life,
Snug in the arms of another man's wife—
My mother, God.bless her.
SEALED TENDERS addressed to the undersigned and endorsed ''Tender for heating
Post Office, Vancouver, B. C.," will be received at
thii- office until Saturday, April 25, 1908, inclusive-
*y, f r the construction of a heating system for
the Public Building at Vancouver, B. C.
Plans and specifications can be seen and forms
of tender obtained on application at this Depart"
ment, from Mr. W. Henderson, Superintending
architect, Victoria, B. p., and from Mr. Charles
Tossell, Clerk of Works, Vancouver, B. C.
?-SJBersons teiideriiiK are notin^a that ieud±rs will
not be considered unless made on the printed
[fdftn supplied, aud signed with their actual signatures.
Eav:h tender must be accompanied byy an accepted cheque on a chartered bank, made payable to the order of the Honorable the Minister
of Public Works, equal to ten per cent (10 p.c.) of
the amount of the tender, which will be forfeited
if the party tendering decline to enter into a con-
tiact when called upon to do so, or if he fail to
complete the work contracted for. If the tender
be not accepted the check will bg returned.
The Department does not bind itself to accept
the lowest or any tender.
By order,  }   & -
FRED. GELINAS,
Secretary.
Department of Public Works,
Ottawa, March 12,1908.
Newspapers'inserting this advertisement with
out authority from the Department will not be
paid for it. 13-15
PRINCETON   LODGE
I.O.O.F. No. 52.
^^s^   JM Regular meetings, 8 p.
^^^fegg/      nfS Wednesdays.
Sojourning brethren welcome.    Hall situated in
Star builcuiig.
Chas. Wil. arson, J. L. Huston,
6 Noble Giand. Secretary.
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Just Arrived !
a full line of
PRINTS, GINGHAflS, MUSLINS, SILK
WAISTS, LADIES' BELTS, LADIES'
UNDERSHIRTS, BABY'S SUN BONNETS, ETC. : : : \
g@£^CM and examine the above lines before purchasing elsewhere.    No
SfeJ  trouble to show them i
The
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At a meeting of representatives of the
Presbyterian congregations of Princeton
and Hedley, held at the latter place on
the 25th of last month, Rey. A. H. Cameron moderator, presiding, the Rev. J.
Thurburn Conn was tendered a call,
wli'ch he has accepted.
P. Johnson is beautifying his house on
Hnlliford with a coat of paint.
The Chinese of Princeton and vicinity
will picnic-at the gaaveyard on Saturday
next, when the souls of departed brothers
are expected to mosey around and partake of roast pork,, chop suey, etc. A
little of the "long green" will also be
scattered about to defray travelling expenses by the air line.
The Boundary Active.
Over in Greenwood the restaurants use
cowless butter; in Midway the bars sell
boozeless booze; and in Phoenix instead
of getting on the water wagon, the
"swearonV' get on the wagon that carries
the milk.    It means the same thing.
Largest Sale in Canada
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Perils of Peace.
A soldier, who Had fought under 19
different flags, died a few days ago in
Manitoba from eating dumplings. Peace
hath its dangers no less terrible than
war.-   ■%.'
A Good Crop.
Near Kamloops last summer the best
crop raised by the farmers was children.
The native son is the right immigrant to
bring into British Columbia.
wm. J. Henderson
& PRORIETOR
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A. E. Howse Co.
Limited
Nicola    *    Middlesboro    -    Princeton
TELEPHONE COMMUNICATION TO ALL POINTS.
thomaSHbrotT^
;   .'gll-Qeneral  Merchants I    .fl
New Goods Arriving-call and see
Jv them before going Elsewhere.
Boots, Shoes, General Merchandise, Miners' Supplies
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NOTICE.
Certificate of Improvements
"Freddie B" and "Rambler" mineral claims, situate in the Similkameen mining division of Yale
district.   Where located:   On Five-Mile creek.
Take notice that I, Luke Gibson,  Free Miner'8
Certificate No. B9468, intend, sixty days from the
date hereof, to apply to the Mining- Recorder for a
Certificate of Improvements for  the   purpose  of
obtaining a Crown Grant of the above claim.
And further take notice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance of
such Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 12th day of February, A.D. 1908. 8-16
HOTEL TULAMEEN
PRINCETON,   B.C.
McCOSKERY &  KIRKPATRICK   I?
PROPRIETORS
THIS   HOTEL   HAS   JUST   BEEN   OPENED   AND   NEWLY   FURNISHED   THROUGHOUT:'
Special provision for Commercial Men.       Rates: $2.00 arid np
TULAMEEN
Igflj! ...LIVERY
SAM CASSIDY, Prop.
Driving   Rigs,   Pack and
Saddle Horses for Hire
Horses Pastured and Delivered
For further particulars  apply to
SAM  CASSIDY,
Tulameen, B. C.
R. McMullen came down from Granite
Creek last Wednesday and returned next
morning.
A. MURCHIE lifZn
PHOTOGRAPHER nmm-Sc
Photos of Families taken at their
Homes—Views of Princeton
and Surrounding Camps.
AMATEUR WORK FINISHED
Address    -    PRINCETON, BC.
oreat Northern
FIVE ROSES FLOUR
The only Reliable Standard Brand made from the
nighest grade of Manitoba
hard wheat.
LAKE OF THE WOODS
MILLING CO.
guarantee that no bleaching
either by CHEMICALS or
ELECTRICITY is used in its
manufacture.
Accept no Substitute.
MANLEY & SWANSON, Props.
First Class room and board
.twines; liquors, Cigars
Princeton, l. C.
F. W. GROVES
Civil and flining Engineer
B. C Land  Surveyor
Examinations and   reports   made   on
mines and prospects.
Has   a   thorough   knowledge   of  the
Similkameen and Boundary Districts.
Plans of all Surveyed Lands and Mineral Claims
in the District. PRINCETON. B.C.
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 THE     SIMILKAMEEN     STAR
April, i   ic,o8
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At    confluence of the Similkameen and Tulameen Rivers
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SIMILKAMEEN DISTRICT
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ERNEST 3 WAT ERMAN,
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Resident    Manager
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