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Princeton Coal: Fixed Carbon, 54 per cent; Ash, 6 p.c; Moisture, 5.
Every Gentleman Keeps Courtesy on Tap.
Province of British Colombia, Brightest Gem in Canada's Diadem of Jewels; the Simiikameer, Richest District in Variety of Resource
in B.C.—Primary Investments Certain of Manifold Returns—Opportunities here Presented Rare in Every Man's Lifetime—Invest Now.
PRINCETON, B.C., WEDNESDAY,  JANUARY 6, 1909. $2 a Year in Advance,
Vol. ix. No. 2.
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PRINCETON FORGING AHEAD
Retrospect of Past Year Shows Progress in
All Industries and Encouragement
For the Future.
Buildings Erected Show Confidence in Stability of Town and
Faith in Mineral Resources—Present Year wil
Witness Advent of Railway, when
All Things Change.
Past Reviewed- Future's Forecast.
Briefly reviewing the past year with its
progress and development one is impressed with the substantial improvements notwithstanding the "hard times"
heard from everv lip. The whole Simil-
kameen valley is moving forward at a
pace which elicits exclamations of surprise from long absent visitors- To the
steady resident this progress is not so
striking but it is there, nevertheless. In
the lower part of the valley, where the
railroad is in operation, extensive development has marked the past year. In
and about Keremeos in particular there
have been great strides made in uncovering the long dormant, yet known, rich
resources of the soil—land that literally
"flows with milk and honey." Cattle
raising and fruit growing are its chief
industries. But a continually increasing
acreage is rapidly coming under the
magical influence of the big irrigation
ditches and soon fruii growing will supplant cattle and hay raising—the genus
niossback will then have become extinct
and the land produce blossom, vine and
tree yielding perfect fruit and supporting
thousands of prosperous people where
now are only hundreds.
Railroad will ' Transmogrify,'
The same thing will happen at Princeton, only on a larger scale, Coal and ore
with a remarkable wealth of soil make
an aggregation of resource unequalled.
.They are here. It only requires the railroad to "transmogrify" the whole aspect
and give to Princeton that supremacy
which nature destined her to have. All
along the line of railroad construction
vilues have appreciated. Hedley, with
its great goll mine and still others adjoining it. has an assured prosperous
future. Last year saw decided improve-
, ments and development in the town and
all around. Hedleyites are gifted with
that generous optimism that has no conception of the word 'failure.' They are
proud of their bonanza mine, loyal to
their town and individually to themselves
—all of which is eminently proper.
Hedley and Princeton are so linked together socially and materially that what
ever affects one must necessarily influence the other. Ten years ago Hedley
was not on the map—undiscovered. Since
then several millions of dollars have
passed in and out of the town.
Cynosure of Many Eyes
Princeton has, during the past year,
been the centre of more outside inquiry
than heretofore. Numberless questions
regarding the climate, soil, available
land, coal, copper, gold and gold dredging, platinum, iron, &c, have been received through the ordinary channels of
correspondence and through the board
of trade. Many visitors saw Princeton
for the first time during the past year.
They were looking over the field mainly
with a view to investment. Others had
an eye to future establishment of business. All unreservedly expressed favorable opinion of the town and its future.
Probably the thing which most impressed
visitors was the actual operation of the
coal mine within two minutes' walk of
the center of town.
Building Improvements.
New buildings have sprung up all
around, chronicle of which was made at
the time of erection by the Star. Improvements on older structures have been
common, embracing a final outlay of
probably fifty or sixty thousand dollars
in buildings and improvements generally. It is reported that some large
structures will be erected in 1909, of
which a more definite announcement is
hoped for soon. There are at this time
as good store, hotel, stable, public hall,
and other public buildings, not a few of
them built or remodeled in 1908 as are
to be found in larger railroad towns.
Princetonians have every reason to feel
proud of their business structures architecturally as well as in their capacity to
cater to public necessities from their interiors. A brickyard is already begun
and when in full operation will supply
the necessary material for more pretentious structures.
Slow Railroad Building.
In early 1908 railroad construction west
of Keremeos was in: full swing, closing
the gap between that point and Hedley
as the present winter drew on. That distance, some 15 miles of grading, was
completed, there yet remains the track
and bridges to make the whole thing a
running concern. Progress has been
slow and tantalizing. The ways of railroad managers and engineers are inscrutable and oast finding out. No d~ubt
they have good reasons for poking along
like an ant with an elephant's load. They
say Uncle Jim is short some. Well,
many a mile of railway has been built on
jawbone ; the Midway & Vernon, for instance. However, there is no doubt that
the iron horse will be here this \ear.
Construction camps are within three
miles i.f town and it is expected grading
will shortly begin within the limits of
Princeton. With the coming of spring
new. life, new faces and new dollars will
relieve the awful monotony, which has
hung like a pall over the district for the
past decade.
President Hill's Stoic Attitude.
It is well understood now, after several
years of reflection, that political jobbery
was at the bottom of the delay in commencing construction of the V ,V. & E.
Sparring for graft by M.P.'s and President Hill's refusal to be taken by the
throat and disgorge, wasted valuable
time. Then, these same M.P.'s, who are
now'retired'from political life, wanted
Mr. Hill to secure a bonus from the government so that they might get their
fingers in the 'pie.' Railway bonus is
only another name for boodle. But Mr.
Hill, to his everlasting honor, refused to
connive with these 'highwaymen' and
rob the people. He builP without any
bonus and is building slow and carefully
now through the Jimhillkameen valley.
Agriculture and Fruit Growing.
Agriculture is a successful pursuit for
thuse who know how to follow it in this
section. The productive soil is only
limited by irrigation facilities. Much of
the land now under cultivation is self
irrigating. Grain yields an average of
about 40 bushels per acre and brings 3c.
per lb.; hay, $30 per ton; potatoes, 2c.
per lb.; butter, 40 to 45c. per lb. and
eggs, 40 to 50c. per doz. Farmers are
in thrifty circumstances and measure up
high in progressiveness. Fruit growing
has a great future. At present few have
set out orchards.
In a Nut Shell.
Summing up the results of past years'
labors and investments there is much to
encourage. Without a railway, and for
several years distant 120 miles to the
nearest railway station, only recently a
daily mail and telephone communication,
and almost prohibitive freight rates, it is
indeed a wonder that so much has been
accomplished. Proof has been given
that the coal and ore are here in abundance—transportation  is the one thing
[Continued on 3rd page.]
COMMITTEE ALL RIGHT.
The following gratifying report of the
Christmas Tree Committee, D. Cochrane,
Secretary shows a balance on the right
side, which it is proposed to carry forward to some future children's entertainment. The committee worked faithfully
and are deserving of the thanks of the
parents and public for their assiduity :
" The Christmas Tree Committee have
pleasure in reporting a surplus of receipts
over expenditures of $14.25 Subscriptions, in cash and goods, amounted to
$91 ; expenditures, $75.75 ; balance,
J14.25, which will be kept for the next
celebration. The committee wish to
thank, in the name of the children, all
those who helped in any way to make
the affair a success—Signed, D.Cochrane, Secretary."
ON PLEASANT TOUR.
A letter received from the proprietor of
the Star at Rome states that his tour of
Italy has been an unbroken procession of
pleasant surprises. Each place visited
revealed some startling feature, agreeable
and historically interesting. At Vesuvius he saw the thing which shakes us
sometimes and vomits death and ruin to
all in its vicinity ; then Pompeii and Her-
culaneum, buried in a lava bed centuries
ago, showing now uncovered just how
people lived and moved in those ancient
days, full of entrancing interest; on to
old Rome seeing the wonders of bygone
days and with a fifty thousand congregation at St. Peter's received the Pope's
special blessing, theu to Monte Carlo and
touching the bank for a few, sped on to
Naples thence to southern Italy where
the most appalling disaster of history recently occurred. Mr. and Mrs. Howse
have enjoyed their tour immenselv and
expect to arrive home about 1st March. :
MASQUERADE BALL.
Fun and Frolic which Everybody Enjoyed—The Best Yet.
The Masquerade Ball given by the
married people on New Year's Eve was
the greatest event in the line of amusement ever held in the 'old town.' Everyone agreed that the married people
did nobly and sustaineed their old time
reputation for hospitality. The supper
was excellent and the tables decorated,
in good taste left nothing to be desired.
Manager Cowan of the Oddfellows' Halt
had everything in shape for the comfort
and convenience of the two hundred or
more guests and his floor was "just right."
Besides the Princeton folk there were
contingents from up and down the river,
the extreme points being Jack Thynne's
and Keremeos, while the whole adjacent
countryside came over the hills, along
the draws, up the glens and down the
valleys.   It  was a night long to be re-
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Four weekly insertions constitute one month
advertising.
No transient advertisement inserted unless
accompanied with the cash.
REMOVE DUTY ON COAL.
At the approaching session of the
Dominion House it would appear
that some legislation will be necessary to meet the generall}7 expressed
opinion among consumers of coal
on both .sides of the international
boundary that the duty on that very
necessary, article be removed altogether. Even some of the large
coal companies are not at all urifav
■orable to the proposition, ft is,
therefore, largely a matter of creating sufficient interest in the question
to enable the governments of-Canada and the United, States to take
action. .- ^ji.'ifjijji';"~:V
; There can be no question as to
thcbenefits to be' derived from-taking off the duty on coal ; ;thus
cheapening an - article; which' all
economists and not a few high protectionists agree should be without
any added or fictitious vajue.rebuffing from 'duty..„:,..And Just here it
may be well to remark that the reduction or removal of duty dn any
or ajl commodities, generates business intercourse, friendship and that
common relationship and , understanding which make for peace and
concord among.the family of civilized nations. -Let the reader argue
the other side of the case and see if
high protection, with its long cordon of custom's officials, does .not
beget coldness, reserve, touchiness,
unsociable qualities and general
■dislike ; the source of much international disagreeabletiess,', and the
progenitor of smuggling—free trade
does^ none of these things. .
Obviously, then, if free trade is
good as a whole in fostering friend-
-ship between nations it is good business to follow up sentiment with
action.. _. The member for Yale-
Cariboo has,"-no doubt, thoughtfully
formulate'da line of action in regard
to the removal of duty on coal.
Reciprocal free trade in coal is the
desired end. Mr. Burrell, M.P.,;
represents a coal district which
must depend on foreign demand for
the larger share of its product. It
will be of decided advantage to have
unrestricted access to that market'
1 so that successful competition with
the home coal may be had. The
' agitation for the removal of the
duty is lea^w. prominent men in
the field§2W$nance and transporta-
, tion, the conditions being that both
countries reciprocate and admit free
of all duty.
It may not  be  necessary to give
any further effect to  the movement
than to direct public attention to
it, but, no doubt, a petition to the
government would strengthen the
position of Mr. Burrell should he
favor battering down the protective
wall. The immense importance of
the abolition of the coal tariff to
consumers, to this great coal producing province and to Princeton
particularly should, and will, in all
probability, evoke united effort in
behalf of it by all the members
ffoni B C.
F. W. GROVES
Civil and flirting Engineer
B. C. Land   Surveyor
Examinations and   reports   made:   on
mines and prospects.
Has   a   thorough   knowledge   of   the
Similkameen and Boundary Districts.  I
II12 percent interest, charged  on all accounts 30 days overdue.
NOTICE.
t$*$ NOTES AND COMMENTS.
' The 'Department of Lands and
Works is now divided into two separate,-and distinct departments.
Hon. Thos. Taylor is Minister of
Public Works and Hon. F. J. Ful-J
ton , is Chief Commissioner of
I^ands.,
Notice is, hereby given that sixty days from
date we are applying for a license to .^praspect
for coal on the following descrit td land! viz :
Commencing at a post placed at the S.E. corner of lot i822.,:?KmiilKameeliii' division of Yale
district, and .extending thenqe^.east 80. chains,
north-'80 chains^" west 80 chains,-:following' trend
.of Similkameen river, thence_south 80 .chaius to
-pomfcof commencement
The UNITED EMPIRE CO.  1,'t'd, N.P.L.
■.£;■■     '! -■ "V*   '•■'    ■PleW"jW*'|C. McDougall.
.Princeton,- No.v. sotlvigra.'1-'*--
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Similkameen   is   now' in   a new'
police   district   with   Grand   Forks
and  Greenwood..,',,,.0.;,J. Bunbury.j
formerly of Karnloo.ps.-iS'.chief, with
head q u ar t erssat- jG-Feenwtfaod.
.  Now  it's -the"watervwagou and'
other New^Year resolutions.•■??. I1
''• A Certificate of Improvements.
Frieda," Cabin, -Colorado' Fr.,   -'Edward  7th,  Fr:,
No's 6, Fr.; 7 Fr.;  28,   Fr.  and 27  Fr.,  mineral
claims,  situate in the Similkameen mining di-
'■ vision of  Yale.    Where   located:? On Copper
Mountain. s. ./, ■i..% f?-Vw5*
Take notice that I, G:'Evert Baker, Free Miner'8'
Certificate No. B20055, acting for self and as agent
forT. T. Burkhart, F.M.C. No.j320053 -and. Frieda
E. Baker, F.M.C." Nb. B2p,054'njjtend, .eO.fiays 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, dnder section 37. must be commenced before the issuance of
such Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 19th of September. A.D. 1908.      39-48
-Great'Northern
MANLEY & SWANSON, ProrJ|§
First Class room and board
Wines, Liquors, Cigars
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Every body|buy s
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Tbos'f--/Cunningham,' fruit and
orchard inspector, urges absolute
cleanliness in orchands-.!tf B.C. fruit
is t-O: maintain' its reputation abroad
arid"'comfea»fM^he higher prices.
Be sure you7Cwrlite'it 1-9-0-9..
President Castro, "of Venezuela,
recently introftlicea to the readers
of th'iV illuminating journal as Mr*;'
'Castor ' Oil,'..;. (he, is3;,of the 's^&'e*
family as Standard Oil, Pat p'Qy)M
and- •other celebrities) -has retired
from business;' He has alsu retiicd
from' VeiieSViela, with '.a'swag said
to amount .to $60,000,000-—saved
out of his salary, doubtless. The
reason why he left such !a'profitable;
busine'ss was that? the TJuteh sent
some' 'worships to" set tie. a few accounts wnh^him,,so he decided that'
Paris'; and Monte . Carlo I wpfild; be-
healthierTf for>'i him than'* Caraccas..
As soon as he got away they had a
revolution; :in.-Venezuela;'and a man
named Gomez 'declared himself
president. ,c "As he has control of
the army his title is considered por—'
fectly, valid for the present, but
another revolution roust soon hatch
in that "hotbed1 of'corruption j and
eruption. Meanwhile 'Castor Oil'
struts'-'about Europe defying "his
creditors to collect off him." Rascal!
The,-, Star„ has ..not quite, finished
with him yet, as the dull s'eason;for
news threatens to last until Mayday
riots are 011.   mmi
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Notice is. given th^t.thirty days after date I
intend tcf )d'\ipvys t©\tfi'e" Chief Commissioner of
Lands and Works for a licence to prospect- for
coal on the following---deseirjibeB laticUjiu YaU
Division of Yale DistVrct oii wme-Jtlire Creek :
Commencing at a post marked A. Wilmot's
coal location post, placed at the southwest corner qf Lpt--23of and^uHfiuig:-north'40 chain's/*--ast
5o chains, no'rth'40 chatnr, \yesl 40 chains, north
40 qh^ains^^ve.St 4oT?Kaih"K,''*soutn^l4'o chains?'east
40 chains north^20 Jqhaius, ;-wes.t^,..2o chains to
point of co hi in* en ceni'e n t and containing^ 640
acres &tig [iil^ ftSS 6 3«OTI^MG3}.-t>1 *V
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Located'Nbv. igthyicjoS.*"1* ''^^Aj^fnti"1
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PRfSCKrON,VB.' £.
Variety   of   Rigs—Good   Roadsters-
Big Stables—Courteous -Attention "
to all Customers.
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Photos of Families taken at their
Homes—Views of Princeton £'
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AMATEUR WORK^OSfj^SEB
ADDiil^l^ ii; - PRINCETON. PC.
HCJ3H IVIAQUl^E
The recent appalling" earthquake
in Italy, whereby 106,000 people
lost their lives, proves that country
dangerous to tour in. .
We are nswr fairly launched
upon the New Year. There were
never brighter prospects ahead.
I have recently 'leased 'the shop run by
G. Murdoch;- By strict'attehtioh to busi-,
nessand good workmanship .Tfbpe to receive your patfon'age. |
Hprse Shoeing a Specialty
Repairing Promptly Done
Prices Right—Terms Cash
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Largest Sale in Canada
PRINCETON   LODGE
l.O.O.F. No. 52.
m., Thursdays.
Sojourning brethren welcome. . Hall situated in
Star building."
V. N. HDSTON, J. O. ClULTHAttD.
6 Noble Grand. .   Secretary.
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princeton forging ahead.
From 1st page.
THE    SIMILKAMEEN   STAR
needful. Princeton now takes her greatest step onward. The year 1909 will go
on the page of history, writ large, as the
one in which the railway arrived and the
district redeemed from its semi-civilized
condition and placed on the highway of
prosperity. Princeton is in the centre of
a great power-producing section, having
a fall o( 35 feet per mile in its rivers and
a certain steam generating resource in its
extensive coal measures. The development of these  powers  will  conduce  10
at the manse, Tuesday, 3 p.m., for the
purpose of considering the possibility of
inaugurating a Ladies' Aid.—Rev. Mr.
Conn.
The S.S. Social was held on the 30th '
ult., when a large turnout of children
and parents were present. Prizes were
given Charles and Royal Murdoch, Ada
Kirkpatrick, Ronald Hewat, Marie and
Ralph Murdoch.
I There was a slight chilliness the last
two nights, the weather dipping to 45
below. Of course this is not normal and
can  only  be attributed  to recent spots
THE CANADIAN BANK
OF COMMERCE
the making oi Princeton  a  large manu-pobserved on  the sun.    Balmy weather is
facturing   and    industrial   centre.     To  predicted for balance of month. 1
grasp the various opportunities   requires      Yeggmen  are  quite   common • at  the
judgment and  tact.   Those now on the  coast: none in the Similkameen.
ground have  first   choice, if  neglected'
enterprising  outsiders  will snatch them
a way.
HEAD  OFFICE, TORONTO
B. E. WALKER, President
ALEX. LAIRD, General Manager
ESTABLISHED I86r
MASQUERADE BALL.
From First Page.
membered. Fun and frolic held sway
until roseate Sol came peeping over Mt.
D'Arcy,   then   farewell night, youth and
......   puuMLuLion   nereot.
— -o — -» ^—..?.■-•* «"u   issue a duplicate of said Certificate of Title un-
pleasure must now take a snooze to be in   lcss '" the meantime valid objection be made to
. . .        me in writing,
readiness  for   the carnival  at   th<»  ?i!TB
readiness for the carnival at the rink
where sits the owl, wise as ever, giving
pleasure to young and old.
The musicians, floor management and
everyone with responsibility carried out
'their several parts with credit to themselves ami renown to the occasion. Thr
expenses amounted to$S6 60, the married
people's subscriptions being #102, leaving
a balance in hand (STTreasurer.Marlow
.of 515 40.  •
! The judges'had a difficult task awarding the prizes., g.o.r the.prettiest lady's
costume, Miss McLean, Hedley ; most
comical   lady's  costume. :,Jaekie  Lyall ;
'■bet represented male costume, Ernest
Thomas ;' belle  of the  ball,'  Miss Coult-:
hard ; cake walk, Mrs. Swanson and Mr.'
NOTICE.
In the matter of the Land Registry Act, /e lot
7, block 1, plan 55, Princeton.
Whereas proof of the loss of Certificate of Title
Number 9771a to ihe above mentioned lands, issued in the name cf David Mnlcr of Vernon, B.
CI; has been filed in this office ; notice i» hereby
given that X shall at the expiration of one month
from the date of the first publication hereof,
issue a duplicate of said Certificate of Title un-
Paid-up Capital, $10,000,008
Reserve Fund, -   5,000,000
A GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS TRANSACTED AT ALL BRANCHES
DRAFTS AND   MONEY ORDERS sold, and money transferred by
telegraph or letter.
COLLECTIONS made in all parts of Canada and in foreign countries.
FOREIGN  BUSINESS.    Cheques and drafts on the United States,
Great Britain and other foreign countries bought and sold. 113
A. J. MARLOW, Acting Manager, PRINCETON BRANCH. £,*£•!
me iu writing.
Dated at Land Registry-office, Kamloops, B.C.,
this 22ud day of December, 1008
W. H. BDMONDS,
District Registrar.
TRANSFER OF LICENSE.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that I intend
to apply to the Supt ol Provincial Police.
Victoria, 8. C., for a transfer of the license held
by me for the Tulaineen Ilottl, rriucetoii, Jtt. C-i
to W. C. Fry.
SAMUEL MCCOSKERY.
Princeton, Dec. 12, 1908.
SiiiilKamcen \(Alt$ Saddlery
§ HARNESS dnd SADDLES ||§
I    Whips, Bit|l and Spurs      IE
BOOTS and SHOES JVIADE TO ORDErI
NOTICE.
Harness Repairs and Boot Repairs Attended to*
First Class work
To all whom it may concern :
TAKE NOTICE that I will not be respon-
-- „..«...-«.. nnu ■i,'-ir*'| sible for any debts ccntracted against the Find-
Girrison. Special mention must be, 1 lay Estate unless authorized by me.
made of G. Batstone, clown, and E.
Taomas, coon who. were . very mirth-
provoking. Of the dresses, space forbids
description. It was the opinion of many
spectators that -.the costumes would do
credit to cities where material for makeup is convenient.
LUCIE C. HOI.MKS,
Admii iitratrix.
I Siriiiikameen Lumber Go.,Ltd.
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TOV7N ANDDISTRICT.
J. Wyatt of Greenwood was in town
last week looking for a furniture business
stand.    He will come in the spring.
J. B. Grave?,- the Nicola cattle king, has
bought out Harvey Woodward at Lower
Niqola.
J Neil B McFadden is building a house
near the brewery on Penryn Ave.
J. Catlip was in town from Rossland
and reports'good times in that camp.
The postponed regular meeting of the
Board of Trade Will be held on Monday
evening at 7:£.o.
!LadieB:are invited to  attend a meeting
"OWL"
Skating Rink
OPEN WEEK DAYS' 2 to 5 P.M.
EVENINGS 7:30 to 10:15.
Free Admission in afternoon to beginners. 1
25 cents for Skating in the Evening!
• SEASON TICKET $5.
O. COULTHARD
Proprietor.
ROUGH AND DRESSED LUMBER _
All kinds  6i mouldings made.       Orders promptly
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I.O.O.F. No. 52.
Regular meetings, 8'p
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Sojourning brethren welcome.   \ Hall situated in
Star building.
N. Huston, ' J. O. Coulthard.
Noble Gland. Secretary.
W00D7 VAL1ANCE
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THOmAS BROS,
PRINCETON
GENERAL MERCHANDISE
Cadbury's Chocolates
Finest in the World
From 5c. to $2.50 a Box
Fancy Goods
-FOR-
XMAS
Groc
ceries,   Boots  and  Shoes,
Hardware, Men's Furnishings,
Ladies' Dress Goods,
Stationery, Hats and Caps.
Full Line of Rubbers and
Overshoes.
complete Slock of siieit and Heavy Hardware
Sporting Goods and contractors' supplies
VANCOUVER, B. C.
^^^    Gasoline per Can $2 75
A. MURCHIE ltpMPpses
PHOTOGRAPHER Hm»i,»
Photos of Families taken at their
Homes—Views of Princeton
and Surrounding Camps.
AMATEUR W0EK FINISHED
A ddrESS    -    PRINCETON. KC
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Dissolution of Partnership.
twe EJ rRlNERSHIP heretofore «^UnR between m J. Kirkpatrick and McCoskery Bros
under the style of McCoskery & KirkpaWck ^
hotelkeepers, has this day been disso "ed b^
mutual consent. ™ D"
All accounts due to the firm are payable to
W. J. Kirkpatrick, who will receive all accounts
agamst the late firm. Accounts must beTn han|
wtthin 30 days from date.
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Panceton, December 12th, 1908.
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THE     SIMILKAMEEN     STAR
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JANUARY 6,  I909~
IT? SKP*
THE PHILOSOPHY OF LIFE.
Giving is one of the noblest attributes
of tuan—without it body and soul shrink,
and become atrophied, as with the miser.
It should always be encouraged as it
affords both the giver and receiver a
broader and nobler outlook of life.
The man who sits down and waits for
something to turn up usually finds that
it is his toes.
'  Not to accept a courtesy denotes the
boor.
The  Germans say :  "Listen to a wo-
;^nian's first opinion, but not her second.'"
Ignorance begets sensitiveness andsus^
picion—learning dispels and hates them
Any.tuan who plots another's undoing
is arranging his own.
One of the sweetest things in life is
the pleasure of pleasing—see that no
opportunity of giving pleasure is allowed
to slip by ; wt pass thiough this life but
once.
Homage to whom homage h due—the
man or woman who minds their own
business makes one take off his hat in
admiratiou and respect.
SIXTY DaYS AFTER DATE I inrend to
apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and
Works for permission to purchase the following
described property, situated on the Tulameen
River, one mile below Granite Creek.
Commencing at a post marked S. W. Corner,
and at the S. E. Corner of Lot No. 281 ; thence
north 10 chains along the E. line of Lot No. 281;
thence E- 20 chains ; thence 8.10 chains; thence
W. 20 chains to place of commencement, containing 40 acres more or less.
R. LAWRENCE.
Granite Creek, December 8th, 1008.
NOTICE.
FIRE ALARMS, &c.
Four sharp taps on the bell, with'slight
pause between each four, will indicate
that the fire is in Ward I. Two sharp
taps, with pause between each two, will
locate the fire in Ward 2.
Continuous moderate ringing of the
hell will be used lor meetings of any
kind, for public demonstrations or for
giving the correct time daily. Tolling
for the dead will he one stroke of the
bell with measured intervals of ten seconds, ad.
THE KETTLE RIVER VALLEY RAILWAY
CO. will apply to the Parliament of Canada at its
next session for an Act authorizing it tocomtruct
a railway from a point at or near Penticton, oil
Okauagan Lake, in the Province of British Col
umbia. to a point at or near Nicola, on the line of
railway of the Niccla Kamloops & Similkameen
Coal and Railway Company in the said Province
E. C   MYERS,
Secretary,
Kettle River Valley Railway Co.,
Toronto, Ont.
NOTICE.
Trade Marks
Designs
.... Copyrights &c.
An vono seeding a sketch and description ma?
quickly ascertain our opinion free whether an
Invention Is probably patentable. Comronntrrv
tlons strictly confidential. H A t, G BOG*, on Pnt ruts
sent free. Oldest agency for securing patents.
Patents taken through Munn & Co. recelva
tpcclal notice, without charge, lu the
Scientific litfm
A handsomely illustrated weekly. Largest circulation of any scientific journal. Terms for
Canada, ts.75 a year, postage prepaid. Sold by
•11 newsdealers.
HU    UPllHUgtHV'"'     '
Branch Oace, i
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625 F BU Washington, D. C.
NOTICE is hereby given that I am applying
for a license to prospect for coal on the following
described land, viz.; Commencing at a post
placed 10 chains East of the northeast corner of
I*ot 933, Kamloops pivision of Yale District,
thence North 50 chains ; thence West 80 chains ;
thence South 50 chaius ; thence East 80 chains
to point of commencement.
WM, S. WItSON.
December 28th, 190S.
BOARD OF TRADE, PRINCETON. B. C.    Meets  first Monday in
each month.
YV. C MCDOTJGALL A. J. MARLOW,
President. Secretary.
TINKB
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xmas candies, Nuts
Fresh ©piers
Thef
Princeton
Livery
and I
Feed I
Stables
HUSTON   BROS.,  Props.
Oyster Cocktails
•AT-
FRESH FIGS AMD DATES
General Livery business carried on.
Horses for.hire, single or double. Wood
or coal delivered on shortest notice.
Drawing in all its branches. Prices right
Satisfaction guaranteed.
Skating Rink
Gold, Silver & Copper, $1.
G. G. WEST, Provincial Assayer, 530
Richards St., Vancouver, B.C.
OPEN WEEK DAYS 2 to 5 P.M.
EVENINGS 7:30 to 10:15.
Free Admission in afternoon to beginners.
25 cents for Skating in the Evening
SEASON TICKET $5.
J. o.
COULTHARD
Proprietor.
TUCKETrS
"Myrtle
Nivy
Tobacco
Largest Sale in Canada
Great Ntriiepn
—Hotel—
MANLEY & SWANSON, Props.
First Class room and board
Wines, Liquors, Cigars
Princeton, B. C.
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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 wiy.
The investor in copper shares cannot
afford to be without it. The Copper
Handbook gives statistics and general information on one band, 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 $7-5° 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 iudge for yourself of its value to you?
WRITE NOW to the editor and publisher,
HORACE J. STEVENS,
550 SHELDEN   BLDG.,  HOUGHTON
MICH., U. S. A.
MINERAL WATER
make a
Perfect Blend
Sold bv all Dealers.
PRINCETON   LODGE-
I.O.O.F. No. 52.
Regular meetings, 8 p-
^—^   m., Thursdays.
Sojourning brethren welcome.    Hall situated in
Star building.
N. Huston, J. O. Coui/tharb...
6 Noble Grand. Secretary..'"
January 6, 1909.
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THE    SIMILKAMEEN   STAR
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MINES AND MINING
' A. GSrrespondent of the Keremeos
Trutiteet saysltbat Jim Hayes and Mat
Alexander of Olalla have gone to Spokane, returning in February, when the
Bullion starts up again.
■"•Th^LDiamond Vale Coal Co. is now
mergeqytnto «v. new company styltd the
'-Diamond Vale Collieries, Limited. The
price paraj was $400,000, of which 5I5°»"
000 was in cash and $250,000 in stock in
the new corporation.
Herman Beckman, owner of the Copper King and Kimberley,:near Kamloops,
has decided to sink a shaft at the Kim-
berley next epriug. This has already
been done at the Copper King. Next
spring he will have a big staff of men at
keach mine and will enter into the opera-
tion of the mines on a large scale-
Another rich strike of ore has been
piade at Sandon, this time it is at the
Dayton group, known as the Ya-Ya, on
which reliable report says two feet of
Ickan ore were cut into the latter part of
"ytetejweek. All Sandon is agog over the
Hregove'-y and the citizens have all taken
SMjJok at it.
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need to eat meat if you want to
enjoy life.    We have the best.
FISH-SALriON,
HALIBUT
Fresh from the Sea.
RS & WAREE
BUTCHERS
PRINCETON
Insurance
INSURE NOW: You Don't
Know what to-morrow
may bring forth.
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FRUIT LANDS
STOCK RANCHES
CHICKEN RANCHES
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and to those whom we trust may soon
become our patrons, the Seasons' Greeting.
May the New Year hold in store for you a
measure of joy and prosperity, even
beyond your fondest expectation.
The A. E. I#WSE CO., IMM
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