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Princeton First, Last and Always.
Published in the interest of Princeton and SirnllKameen district.
Vol. ix. No. ii.
PRINCETON, B.C.,   WEDNESDAY,  MARCH 11, 1908.
$2 a Year, in Advance
MINING PROSPECTS
For 1908  Look   Promising==
Capital Loosening Up and
Market   Good.
Br'.tish Columbia  will he Scene   of
Great Mining Development—The
Similkameen District.
The prospects for mining development
> and a gencr.il revival of this important
industry throughout British Columbia
•an.l the neighboring Stales the coming
season, seem bright and promising. Reports from every quarter would seem to
indicate that capital is ready and willing
10 pour into this channel. The Boundary mining concerns are as a rule prepar-
l lg to enlarge their scope of operations,
Vancouver Island will be the scene of
great activity in this line and the Queen
Charlotte Islands have been found to
contain immense copper deposits and unlimited caDital is being directed there.
New and rich placer diggings have been
discovere I in northern British Columbia
near Hazelton, on the line of the Grand
Trunk'Pacific-railway, which promise to
lival even the famous Klondyke field..
In fact the feeling is prevalent that this
province is on th_e eve of great activity in
the mining industry.
Just what part the Similkameen district will share in this general revival is
at the present, unfortunately, hard to
forecast. This section of the country is
known to contain immense mineral de
posits, principally copper, with the exception of the Nickel Plate mine at Hedley, which is reported to be one of the
richest gold mines in the world, and the
only shipper in this district. Mining experts who have inspected the prospects
here as a rule go away satisfied that this
section is rich in mineral. But they ii -
variably advise that more development
be done to prove the properties. The
lack of transportation keeps capital out,
but with Jim Hill's road in sight this
handicap will shortly be overcome, and
if proper methods are pursued capital can
be induced to turn this wav. There is
no reason why the Similkameen should
not come to the front and get capitalists
interested and her mineral resources developed. It should be the duty of every
one here to lend a hand in furthering
this end. The Princeton Board of Trade
could find ample and profitable invest
ment of the money in hand in preparing
and publishing reliable information regarding the resonrces at hand. And now
is the proper time o do so, when capital
is loosening up and looking for invest
ment. Nothing pays like advertising.
Other places are doine it to advantage;
why should the Similkameen and in par-
ticula- Princeton  lag   behind.    A   little
get-up-and-go is all that is required.
Butte and Anaconda are jubilating because the mines and smelters of the
Amalgamated Co. have resumed operations Last week this company resumed
operations on its mines and smelters at
Butte and Anaconda, which means that
work will be given at once to 20,000 men.
Ditector Ryan states that the mines and
smelters are to be worked to their full
capacity. The schedule of wages prevailing prior to the close down in December
will remain unchanged. In speaking of
the reasons for resuming operations Mr.
Ryan says there has been a considerable
change for the better in the market for
metal. Sales for European shipments
have been large within the last few weeks
and there is no accumulation of copper
unsold that is worth considering. Mr.
Ryan believes the price of copper will
improve with general business improve
ment.
A wise~agbeement.
The settlement between the Grand
Trunk Pacific Railway Co. and the Provincial Government regarding terminal
facilities, etc., at Prince Ruoert reads
that the company, in return for exemption from taxation, binds itself to employ
only white labor in British, Columbia, unless otherwi. e permitted to do so by the
Government. The company will also
purchase all available supplies in this
province.    	
"the~assizes7
The following notices of the assizes to
he held throughout the province appear
in the current issue of the B. C. Gazette:
Vancouver—Mays; criminal.
Nelson—May 5; civil and criminal.
Revelstoke—May 5; civil and criminal.
Victoria—May 12; criminal.
Kamloops—May 12; civil and criminal.
Nanaimo—May 12; civil and criminal.
Vernon—May 12; civil and criminal.
New Westminster—May 26; civil and
criminal.
Greenwood—May 26;   civil and  criminal,
inal.
Fernie—May 26; civil and criminal.
Clinton—May 26; civil and criminal.
LOCAL AND GENERAL
Clearing V. V. & E. Right-
of-Way  to   Princeton  to
Start at Once.
Fire Wardens Busy—Death of Eminent Canadian Jurist—A Most
Enjoyable Dance.
THE TELEPHONE SERVICE.
1 It might be well for the Liberal representative for Yale Cariboo to note that
Superintendent C. S. Stevens' manage
ment of the Government telephone line
is decidedly unsatisfactory. The love-ly
servitude of some Liberal. loving lovers
in the matter of cutting out 'phones in
Princeton will be remembered on next
election day. Is it true that C. S. Stevens,
Government superintendent of telephone
lines, is interested in rrivate 'phone lines?
The suffering people are interested. The
Stir will be plea^d to receive any information on this j ubject.
D. Mclhiil of Otter valley is   payirg
his respects to Princeton.
Mr. Cunningham, head construction
boss on the V.V. & E. for Contractor
Walsh, was in town last week looking
over the ground preparatory to commencing work to Princeton. Mr. Cunningham stated that the working of clearing the light-of-way to this point would
be commenced immediately, and that
grading would be commenced as soon as
the frost is out of the ground. The grading to Hedley is moving along slowly but
surely, and when the this is completed to Princeton track laying will com
mence. Mr. Cunningham was not in a
position to state when the train would
reach Princeton, but hoped it would be
soon.
F. P. Cook, the pioneer merchant of
Princeton, is back to town from Granite
Creek where he had been recuperating
for the past month and looks well for the
change.
; Jack Thvnne was in town  on  Monday
from Otter valley.
Miss Grace Lvall returned last week
from an extended visit to Miss Thynne at
Otter valley.
In the death of Mr. Justice Killam at
Ottawa last week Canada loses one of her
most eminent citizens and able jurists.
At the time of death Judge Killam was
chairman of the Railway Commission
and in this important position gave universal satisfaction. His remains were
interred at Winnipeg.
Chilhwack, the garden of the Fraser
valley, has been incorporated and will
hereafter be known as the "City of Chil-
liwack "
The Prince of Wales has sigufied his
intention of being present at the Quebec
tercentenary, provided the celebration
can be held the last week in July.   '
man, Mrs. Swanson and Mrs. Bell for the
successful carrying out of the dance. Another "Leap Year" hop will be looked
ward to with pleasure.
SUCCESSFUL DANCE.
■ The "Leap Year" dance given by the
married ladies of Princeton last Friday
night proved, following as it did a large
number of dances held previously this
winter, that Princeton can't be touched
in this line. On Friday evening the attendance was large, people coming from
Keremeos, Hedley, Granite Creek and
Tulameen. Everything went off with a
swing and a good time was had by all.
A great deal of credit is due Mrs. Watei-
TAXE NOTICE.
change has taken place in the proprietorship of the Similkameen Star.
Just a year ago next month the undersigned, then managing the paper for A.
E Howse, thinking the time was ripe for
something doing in this locality, took it
into his upper story to purchase the paper, in the hope of making a fortune in
as short a time as possible. Suitable
terms being arranged, the transfer was
effected and since then business, like the
stock markets, has fluctuated somewhat.
Owing to the present financial depression
which, as far as the Similkameen is concerned, unfortunately shows no signs of
immediate improvement, the late proprietor, to use a sporting phrase, was unable to "get the money" in such bunches
as to make business profitable. This
being the case, the manager, editor, and
devil, three in one, took stock of himself
and decided he would have to go down
and out, as not being in connection or
on speaking terms with the men who
handle millions, he could not figure out
where the "necessary" was coming from.
Therefore the Star reverts back to its
original owner, A. E. Howse.
The undersigned wishes to take this
opportunity of sincerely thanking the
general public and particularly the merchants of Princeton for the liberal patronage bestowed on this paper during his
tenure of proprietorship, and would ask
that the same be shown to the new management.    Advertising pays.
All accounts owing to the Star areipay-
able to A. E. Howse.
Yours sincerely,
B. STONE KENNEDY,
Late Proprietor.
THE TULAMEEN LIVERY.
The firm of Lodwick and Guthrie, doing a general livery business at Tulameen, has ceased to exist,'having sold
out to Mr. Samuel A. Cassidy. The new
proprietor is so well and favorably known
throughouttheSimilkameen that he needs
no further introduction to the public.
"Sam" is the right man in the right
place and under his management the
Tulameen livery should prosper. The
advertisement of the Tulameen Livery,
under the new order, will appear in the
next issue. The Star wishes Mr. Cassidy
the best of success.
The fire wardens taice this opportunity
of notifying the public that an inspection
will shortly be made of the town.
Princeton Lodge I.O.O. will meet tonight when degrees will be bestowed on
several members. A full attendance is
requested.
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THE     SIMILKAMEEN     STAR
March ii  1908
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The Similkameen Star
A. E. HOWSE, Prop.
SUBSCRIPTION RATE:
One Year,   -----.-..       -  $3.00
Payable in Advance.
Subscribers will confer a favor on this office by
promptly reporting any change in address or
irregularity in receipt of yieir paper.
Advertising rates furnished on application.
Legal notices 10 and 5 cents per line.
Four weekly insertions constitute one month
advertising.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11. 1908.
the new brunswick
elections.
The...
Princeton
Livery Stable
HUSTON   BROS., Props.
General Livery .bSsirqfes^ cayied on.
Horses for hire, single or double. Wood
or coal delivered on shortest notice.
Draying in all its branches. Prices right.
Satisfaction guaranteed.
The following article is a portion j
of an editorial iu the World dealing
the New Brunswick  elections, and j
lea-ves little room  for  Conservative
jublification over the res.ujt,:
In the year 1884 the late Hon. A.!
G. Blair, by the aid of a  coalition .
of Conservatives and   Liberals  de-j
feated the Hon. D. L. (now judge) 1
Hannington, and became premier of j
New Brunswick.    For the last  24!
years tbe  government  formed   by J
Blair has held power in New Bruns-',
wick and has never ceased to derive 1
its support from both Liberals  and
Conservatives.       The    opposition
which yesterday succeeded in winning in the elections also   received
support  from   both . Conservatives
and Liberals and  many of its successful candidates belong to the Liberal party.    When Mr. Blair  went
to Ottawa he handed the  premiership over   to   his  colleague  in his
-cabinet,   Hon.  James   Mitchell,   a
staunch   Conservative.    When   the
litter died his'icolleague, Hon'." Mr.
Emmerson1, a 'Liberal, became   the
first minister and  he  in   turn  was
succeeded   by Hon. Mr. Tweedie, a
Conservative,    and    Hon'.   Messrs.
Pugsley  and    Robinson,   Liberals.
The government','  however, during
all   these years  was   tbe   coalition
government  formed  by Mr.  Blair.
At no time in its   history was   that
government able to get  the  united
support of the Liberal part}' in New
Brunswick.    On  the  contrary, the
long fight against it  which   yesterday resulted in its deteat was commenced largely by Liberals.    Hon.
Mr. Tweedie,   whdr'resigned   from
the premiership a little  over a year
ago, was intensely  disliked  by the!
Liberal party,''and^a determined ef-'
fort was made four  years   ago   by
Liberals   in <hds   own   County   of
Northumberland''to ' defeat   him.
Liberals.iwere putbnthe opposition
ticket and-so strong was the f eling
against Mr. Tweedie that his ticket
was swept from  the-' 'field, Tweedie
only saving his own ski'h by  a narrow margin.    The campaign which
ended yesterday -was" the  culmination of this fight:'' T6e  opposition
supported   by   Conservatives    and
Liberals routed the  cbalition  gov:
ernment of twenty-four _y%ars7,stand-
ing.      *      *      *      CdSservativcs
everywhere outside of New Brunswick, in conjunction with bur morning contemporary,;- will attempt  to
draw a red herring across the  trail
and raise the slogan about the waning influence of the Liberal party
on trie Alantic coast.
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
Youf
need to eat meat if you want to
enjoy life. We have the best.
Fish every Friday.
SUMMERS & WARDL
BUTCHERS
WHISKEY
and
MINERAL WATER
make a
Sold bv all Dealers.
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Ucrahipc
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Wood,
Vallance & J
Leg£at, if
Limited.
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HEADQUARTERS   FOR
Sherwln - Williams'
% Paints ^.
'■■DRALO'S Ist quality
Cold Water Sanitary Calcimo
VANCOUVER, B. C.
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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,    ftates reasonable	
iCCldl'S. C«€P ','SIOPC
How about some HEAVY UNDERWEAR.    We have a  large and-
well assorted stock of Men's Underwear at prices that  will   please
y°u- '$&§ W$i *$£
ome in and see our samples'of made-to-order Clothing.
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General
flerchants
JpgT~Agents for Similkameen Lumber Company
THE C A
IviERCE
HEAD  OFFICE, TORONTO
ESTABLISHED  1867
H E. WALKER, President
ALEX. LAIRD, General Manager
A. H. IRELAND, Superintendent of
Branches
Paid-up Capital, $10,000,000
Rest>    .   _   _       5.000,000
Total Assets, -  1t3,GG0.Q0O
Branches throughout Canada, and in the United States and England
A GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS TRANSACTED
COMMERCIAL AND' FATJMERS' PAPER DISCOUNTED*
84
SAVINGS 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 portion gj .the deposit.   '$$$.
PRINCETON    BRANCH.
BARGA
The City Drug Store
J. R. CAMPBELL^II^^
PRINCETON
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THE    SIMILKAMEEN   STAR
NOTICE.
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CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS
King Solomon mineral claim, situate in the Simil-
■    kameen mining division of Yale district.   Where
located:   On Copner mountain,   j
Take notice that I, F. W. Groves, acting as agent
for C. M. Snowden free miners certificate No.
B9-131, and E. E. Burr free miners certificate No.
B793G2, intend, sixty days from the date hereof, to
apply to the Mining Recorder for a Certificate of
Improverr e its, for the purpose of obtaining a
Crown Grant of the above claim.
And f urth< r take notice that action, uuder section 37, mist be commenced befoae the issuanceof
suhh Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 16th day of December, 1907.       49-9
NOTICE.
Certificate of Improvements.
"Nero" fraction, ' Lone Star" fraction, "Ade
.laide" fra 'tion "Dividend," "Smuggler."
" fohnsto..," "Enterprise," *'Ophir" mineral
claims, situate m the Similkameen Division of
Yale district. Where.located: Copper moun-
tain
Take notice that Charles Willarso.n, agent for
Charles Willarson, F M.C No. 8^037; Peter Johnson, F.M.C. No B3998; John Crowley, F M.C. No.
BV)93; Robert Ciamer, F M.C. No £0469 intend
.sxty days from the date hereof, to apply to the
Mining Recorder for a Certificate of Improvements for th*4 purpose of obtaining a Crown
Grant of }he above claim.
And further take notice that action, under section 37, mus: be commenced before the issuance
of such Ceitificate of Inrproveinenls.
Dated this 18th day of December A D  1907.
Great Noricrn
—Hotel —-
MANLEY & SWANSON, Props.
First Class room and hoard
Wines, Liquors, Cigars
TUCMTTS
Myrtle
Navy
Largest Sale in Canada
PrhcdM. B. e.
fill ROSES FLOUR
The only Reliable Stand:
ard Brand made from the
highest grade of Manitoba
hard wheat,
LAKE OF TBE WOODS
MILLING CO.
grmrintee that no bleaching
either bv CHEMICALS or
ELECTRICITY is used in its
uianufacture.
Accept no Substitute. >
in
Just Arrived       -ft|
A large consignment of	
Homespun Pants
 the real article
Pants like your mothnr used to make.    Don't fail to get a pair
The  Slater  Shoe
& PRORIETOR *?
I        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's
Certificate No. B9468, intend, sixty days from the
date hereof, to apply to the Mining1 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
The
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A. E. Howse Co.
Nicola
Limited
Princeton
TELEPHONE COMMUNICATION TO ALL POINTS.
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N Similkameen Lumber Co., Liam
J. F. Waddell, Mgr.
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ffisirle
nm and FEED STABLES
ROUGH AND DRESSED LUMBER
SHINGLES, DOORS AND WINDOWS
All kinds  of mouldings made.     Oorders promptly
attended   to.       For   further   particulars   apply   to
tiyppv.
Driving   Rigs,   Pack and
Saddle Horses for Hire
Horses Pastured and Delivered
Apply   to   LODWICK   &   GUTHRIE,
Tulameen,  or to HOLMES,
Granite Creek.
CEALED TENDERS, addressed to the Postmas-
gg ter-General, will be received at Ottawa until
noon, on Friday, the 20th March, for the conveyance of His Majesty's mails, on a proposed contract for four years, 3, 6 and 6 times respectively
per week each way, between Penticton and Keremeos station; Hedley ai d Keremeos station, arid
Hedley and Princeton, from the Postmaster-General's pleasure.
Printed notices containing further information
as to conditions of proposed contract may be seen
and blank "forms of tender may be obtained at the
Postoffices of Penticton, Keremeos Centre, Keremeos Station, Hedley and Princeton, and at the
office of the Postoffice Inspector.
JOHN R. GREENFIELD,
Postoffice Inspector.
Postoffice Inspector's Office,
Vancouver, B. C, 7th Feb., 1908.      8-12    |
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Princeton, B. Cm
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PRINCETON   LODGE
LO.O.F. No. S3.
Regular meetings, 8 p.
^-.^       m., Wednesdays.
Sojourning brethren welcome.    Hall situated in
Star building.
Chas. Wir,r arson, J. L. Hcston,
6 Noble Grand. Secretary.
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F„ P. COOK
THE
PIONEER
STORE
Bridge Street, Princeton,  B. C.
Buy Your 	
FUR COATS NOW!
See latest prices in winter clothing. Salt
Fish for Easter. Candies, Nuts, Oranges and
Lemons.    Case Eggs and Fresh Ranch Eggs.
THOMAS   BROTHERS
General  Merchants
New fioods Arriving-call and See
them before going Elsewhere.
Boots, Shoes, General Merchandise, Miners' Supplies
OTEL TULAMEEN
PRINCETON,   B.C.
McCOSKERY &  KIRKPATRICK
PROPRIETORS
THIS HOTEL HAS JUST BEEN OPENED AND NEWLY FURNISHED THROUGHOUT
Special provision for Commercial Men.       Rates: $2.00 and up
NOW is the time to  have  your
farming machinery put in  order for the coming  season's  work.
g. Murdoch!
General Blacksmith, is the man to
do the job. Satisfaction guaranteed
and prices right. Talk it over
with him and be convinced.
A. MURCHIE "SSf
PHOTOQRiPHER """«»•5c
Photos of Families taken at their
Homes—Views of Princeton
and Surrounding Camps.
AMATEUR WORK FINISHED'
Address'  -    PRINCETON, KC.
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March ii  1908
At    confluence of the Similkameen and Tulameen Rivers
Send for Maps
SIMILKAMEEN DISTRICT
*£       '«£    .  *£
and Price List to
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ERNEST    WATERMAN,
i#w ._J§^ Resident    Manager       fi ll:i
VERMILION    FORKS   MINING   AND     DEVELOPMENT-   CO'Y
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