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 Princeton First, Last and Always.
Published in the interest of Princeton and Similkameeiri, district.
Vol. ix. No. 13.
PRINCETON, B.C.,   WEDNESDAY,   MARCH 25, J 908.
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ON   TO  PRINCETON
Right=of=Way   Contracts  All
■J Let "to this Point—Grading
from Hedley.    ,
Axes will  Swing  and Dirt   Ely fcr
Next Few Months—Better Times
Should Follow.
■ Mr. Cunningham, construction boss for
the V ,V. & E. contractors, was in town
on Sunday to arrange for letting the ctn-
,tract of clearing the right-of way from
Allison to the projected tunnel just beyond town, a'distance of about three
miles. The contract was let to Messrs.
Jno. Carlson and Hans Lof, who have already started to work. The terms of the
contract call for ihe completion of the
work by July 1st. As the route is for
most part an easv one there will not be
much trouble in mi king the date.
This was the last piece of right-of-way
to let between here and Hedley, the
w tole line beirg now under way. Several grading camps are established I e-
tween Hedley and Bromley's, Jack M< -
Lean and Pete Launsetto working on the
grade near the lattrr place.
Things are now looking brighter for
early railway connection to Princeton
find before;the snow flies it is hoped the
iron horse will steam into town.
PRINTER-POET, ETC.
J. Peek-McSwain, poet, journalist, politician) and philantrophist, "blew" into
tow;n on Monday on the hurricane deck
of a spring zephyr. Peck is making a
pilgrimage of the country in the interest
of science, etc., and incidentally, to size
up the progress of the V.,V. & E. and to
renew old acquaintances. Peck and the
editor devil of the Star were boys ard
g rls together some' eighteen years ago
at New .Westminster where they made
"pie" together in the Columbian office.
Mr. McSwain will remain in town a fevv
days to study the geology of the country
here—that is providing he can stand for
the water. He is pointed Prince Rupert-
ward travelling by easy stages. On his
arrival at the G. T. P. terminus he will
go into the millionaire business.
CANADA'S MINERALS.
Canada's mineral production for 1907
reached $86,183,000. or over eight times
that of 1886, wbjch was $ 10,221,000.
This is shown in a preliminary report
just issued. The metallic output reached
a value of $42,434,900, the non-metaUic'
$31,217,000. cement, .sjg.te and . other
.structural material $12,000,000. The out-
pu: o." coal reached 10 500,000 tons and
a value of over $24,500,000.
The copper production reached 57,380,-
000 pounds, and a value of $11,478,000,
British Columbia supplying 75 per cent,
of the total output, and-Ontario second
witji 19 per cent. British Columbia, in
fact, led in the total output of all the
minerals -although its production of gold
last year shows a falling off compared
with other years.
The total gold output in 1907 was $8,-
279. Four years ago gold was relatively
the most valuible mineral product in
Canada, but in 1907 it has fallen to fifth
place. A continued shrinkage has taken
place in the cutput of the Yukon from
$22,275,000 in 1900 to about $3,150,000 in
1907. The iff.cl of this shrinkage was to
some extent lessened by the continued
increase from British Columbia, but in
1907 this province also shows a falling off
both in placer and lode output, a decrease
of over 13 per cent. Less than half a-
much gold was obtained from the Yu*koh
in 1907 as in 1906. Of the totrl gold output in 1907, about 47 per cent, was ob
tamed from placer and hydraulic workings, and 53 per cent, from sulphuretand
quaitz ores.
A FRIENDLY WARNING.
"If the people of British Columbia aVe
true British subjects' and proud of the
traditions of our common empire they
will not treat the Hindus harshly. Close
your gates to-morrow, if you will, against
the Indians, but do not humiliate, persecute or antagnoize them for the conse-
(luencesin India may be horrible. The
Hindus resident in this province will, and
possibly have, already written home tell
ing their relatives that the flag which
they served under in India does not pro
tect them in Canada. It will create unrest and dissensions among the native
troops and may precipitate an outbreak
of far greater magnitude than the Indian
mutiny. The danger is a grave one."
This was the note of warning sounded
by Lieut.-Col. John Smith, M. D., political adviser to the young Maharajah ol
Mysore, a native state with a population
of six millions. Col. Smith is now in
Vancouver where he made the above
statement. He further stated: 'T am of
the opinion 'that British Columbia should
be preserved as a white man's country
and that the emigration of Orientals of
all classes to Canada should be restricted
—no, I will go farther—prohibited. But
don't let the people here make the mistake of ill treating those who have already been admitted. Let me again
warn British Columbians to show respect
to those proud old Sikh pensioners.
Don't give them the impression that
they are exiles in a foreign country.
Both races revere the same flag. Don't
aid the cause of the disloyal agitator in
ludia. By doing so the whites out here
may be the cause of starting a conflagration that might sweep India from the
Indian Ocean to the borders of Afghanistan and Tibet."
LOCAL AND GENERAL
Snow   Raidly     Disappearing
and Spring at Hand—Paper
for Keremeos. ■ -•' &>
C. W. Cross Fined for Practicing as
a Vet—Major Anderson Expected Here Soon
"Dr." C. W. Cross was fined $25 at
Kelowna last week for practicing as a
veterinary surgeon without any qualification. ' Dr." Cross was in Princeton
last summer "doing" the town.
Summerland is to have a weekly paper
and will make its appearance next month
Tulameen and Granite Creek will likely
have papers before the summer is over.
A moral wave has struck Oroville,
Wash. Horse racing has been prohibited
on Sunday in future.
A tnovi has been startea in Vancouver
|by the school trustees to save the chil-
'dren's teeth. Why not save the children ?
i R. Fitzgerald has returned from Hedley where he spent the winter at the
Nickel Plate.
Major Anderson, purchasing agent for
the V.,V. & E., is expected in Princeton
shortly.
I The snow is disappearing rapidly and
the farmers around Princeton are preparing to plough up the earth.
1 The many friends of Albert Johnson,
who met with a painful accident to his
foot recently, will be pleesed to know
that he is able to be about again.
j J. F. Waddell was stricken down last
week with an attack of inflammation of
the bladder. Dr. Whillans' was summoned from Hedley aud relieved the patient, who is progressing favorably toward recovery.
/^Next Friday, March 27th, the Keremeos Trumpet puts in an appearance.
The editor, J. A. Brown, is a thorough
frontiersman, being connected with
newspapers through Manitoba and came
lately from Manitou. Keremeous is a
good town, and the Star hopes that
Brother Brown's trail through the
journalistic field may be blazed with
good luck.
The place to buy. your flower seeds is
at the A. E. Howse Co., Ltd. *
GYPSUM DEPOSITS.
Operations will be commenced shortly
on the construction of a steam railway
from Kamloops, B. C, to the Salmon
River, a distance of forty miles. It will
pass through the town of Grand  Prairie
and will open up a particularly fine agricultural land some of which has as yet
been uncultivated.  ..ijffi
The line is promoted by a party of
American capitalists, and its original
purpose is to provide transportation facilities for the gypsum beds at Salmon
river. The new line will cost over a
quarter of a million dollars and will be
well equipDed'. The plans of the syndicate include the erection of a big plant
just outside of Kamloops and there--the
gvpsum will be taken and manufactured
into plaster of paris and other bi-pro-
ducts. The plant will ccst $1 )o,ooo and
will employ from two to thr-:e hundred
men. There are two hundred and eighty
five acres of gypsum deposits at Salmon
river and the quality is said to be., ex-r
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BIG SILVER SHIPMENTS. | '
The shipment to Hong Kong last week
of 140,000 ounces of silver from the Consolidated Mining and Snieltine. Co.'s
plant at Trail brings the shipments . of
silver from this plant for the past, .six
[months to over a million ounces. Nearly
half of this has gone to the Canadian
imint at Ottawa. All the gold from this'
plant is now shipped to the assay office
at Seattle and from there, to various'
branch mints of the United States. As
soon as the Canadian mint is ready .for
gold the Trail smelter and refinery is
able to supply it, so that the output of
the Canadian mint wj.ll be almost entirely from the trail smelter. The plant,
produces between 50 and 60 tons of lead
daily, most of which is shipped to the
Orient.
The company is ready to  blow  in the
largest copper furnace in Canada   and   a
new   crusher   has   been    added    which .
crushes and samples the full tonnage   in
one, instead of three   eight-hour   shifts.
$19,000,000 SURPLUS.
The budget speech of Hon. Mr. Fielding, delivered in the Canadian Parliament on the 17th inst., shows a surplus
of $16,000,000 for the nine months ending
March 31st last. The public debt was
reduced in that period by $3,000,000.
There is a surglus of over $19,000,000 for
the current fiscal year, which ends with
this month, the'largest in the history of
Canada. Canada's total tiade last year
was $617,964,952.
It is estimated that the sales of copper
throughout the United States were 60,-
000,000 pounds during the past three
weeks and that approximately eyery
pound of copper aboye ground has been
sold.
Wm. Murray, of One-Mile, while working on his mineral claim last week was
unfortunate enough to have a splint from
a drill strike him in the eye. He is in.
town having it doctored.
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THE     SIMILKAMEEN     STAR
March 25 1908
The Similkameen Star
A. E. HOWSE, Prop.
SUBSCRIPTION RATE:
One Year,
$2.00
Payable in Advance.
Subscribers will confer a favor on this office by
promptly reporting any change in address or
irregularity in receipt of their paper.
Advertising rates furnished on application.
Legal notices 10 and 5 cents per line.
Pour weekly insertions constitute one month
advertising.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25, 1908.
FOREST RESERVATION.
held on the part of the Department of
The' Lands as will show plainly that this
fact is fully realized by the provincial authorities.
place of first importance in regard
to the area and the ualue of its forests. Indeed this province is regarded as the remaining great reserve of forest wealth on the North
American continent, and the Provincial Government therefore occupies the position of a trustee or
guardian not only for the province
but for the whole of the Dominion.
That the present Provincial Administration fully realizes this responsibility may be assumed from its
recent action in withdrawing all
^^^^^^^__^ timber lands not already  alienated
News-Advertiser. j from lease or iicenCe  until   it   has
An announcement made by Mr. evolved a policy of dealing with
Fisher, the Dominion Minister of them in such a manner as will con-
. Agriculture, at the session of the duce to the public interests. The
Dominion Forestry Convention re- problem is not an easy one to solve
cently at Montreal is of great inter- but the need of a satisfactory and
est and importance. It was to the, sound solution of it is so great that
effect that it is the intention of the I no consideration or care bestowed
Federal Government to set apart upon it will exceed the importance
the entire eastern slope of the Rocky, of the subject. Nothing in the ad-
mountains as a forest reserve. This/ ministration of the Crown lands in
vast territory, extending from the. British Columbia is of greater pres-
boundary line to the northern'ent and future concern than this,
boundary of the Dominion, is to be j and we shall look for such action
reserved from settlement and
exclusively for forest growth,
timber is to be cut from time to
time so as to furnish supplies for
the people of tbe western provinces
contiguous to the reserve. This
cutting is to be done under strict
regulations and on a settled and
carefully considered plan, so that
the forests will be preserved for all
time and be always available as a
source of supply of timber.
The statement made by Mr. Fisher was received with marked approbation by the convention and similar approval of the Dominion Government's policy will undoubtedly
be received froin every part of Canada. * * * The efficient protection' of these forest territories
from destruction by fire and the
proper supervision of the cutting of
the timber so as not to injure or destroy the immature trees will involve considerable expenditure on
the Dominion Government. But
the cost will be returned to the
country a hundred-fold in the benefits which an assured supply of
timber for all time will confer on
the people of the adjacent provinces
One of the members of the Forestry Convention complained that
neither the Federal nor the Provincial Governments seemed to realize
that there was a duty incumbent
upon them of preserving the forests.
The Dominion Government seems
now to have been aroused to a sense
of its responsibility in regard to this
matter, and it is to be hoped that
while it may aiso take^furthersteps
in the same direction as that announced by Mr. Fisher, its example
will be followed by the different
Provincial Governments which have
forest areas within the boundaries
of their provinces. Among these
provinces British Columbia has the
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current 'rates. The depositor is subject to no delay whatever in
the withdrawal of the whole' or any portion of the deposit.
PRINCETON    BRANCH.
SMILES.
Singleton—Have you decided
what you are going to call the
baby, old man?
Wedderton — Certainly. I'm
going to call him whatever my
wife names him.
"Who was that blooming idiot I
saw you with this afternoon?"
"Sir, that was my brother!"
"Pardon me, please—I might
have known it!"
Gibbs—Sapley has had some
thing preying on his mind all day.
Dibbs—Something very trifling,
then, or it would have starved to
death hours ago.
Towne—Luschman is troubled a
great deal by his wife's insomnia.
: Crowne—I didn't know that before.  ;$H$|
T6wne—Yes, she usually has a
severe attack, of it every night when
he comes in late and then the
trouble begins.
According to the British Weekly
in Chicago loaves of bread must
ber the weight and the name of the
baker. Why not give his a_ge and-
colot of his hair.
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THE    SIMILKAMEEN   STAR
need to eat meat if you want to
enjoy life. We have the best.
Fish every Friday.
SUMMERSTWARDLE
BUTCHERS
The.
Livery Stable
HUSTON   BROS.,  Props.
General Livery business carried on.
Horses for hire, single or double. Wood
or coal delivered oil shortest notice.
Praying in all its branches. Prices right.
Satisfaction guaranteed.
"notice.
■^OTICE is hereby given that the partnership
■"•^ heretofore existing betweon the undersized
as Gibson Bros., has this day been d s -olved by
mutual consent, S. R. Gibson carrying on the
business of general farming at the Golden Bank
farm. SAMUEL R. GIBSON.
WESLEY C. GIBSON.
Witness:   J. Peck McSwain.
Princeton, B. C, March 23rd, 1908. 13-18   -
buy
Raise your own vegetables and
. j our seeds at the A. E. Howse Co. *
. Jno. Gulliford met with an accident
to one of his eyes last week while working in the coal mine, which necessitated
him making a trip to Spokane to get
medical attendance.
W. Knight has gone to Granite Creek
tn woik on the coal mine there Jim and
Claud Snowden are also'working there.
Mr. Williams, of Hedley, assayer for
the Y de Mining Company, arrived in
town Tuesday noon on a business  trip.
The down fall of Ireland occured on
Mtrch the 17th 190S when it collided
With the plannet "Burns."
There is a movement on foot to organise a brass b'ind in Princeton. The Star
is led to believe chat the moving spirits
are men who can tell a cornet from a
baby carriage.
The finger of wealth points to Prince
ton and the rich Sitnilkaineen.
What Pittsburg is to Pennsylvania
t Princeton will be the Similkameen—a
great coal and coke center.
It is reported that Puncan Mcintosh
and Plinky Warren of Greenwood and
Martin Burrell of Grand Forks would
like to get the Conservative nomination
for the Dominion house.
The method of voting in New Brims
wick is different from thc.t in British Columbia. In the voting compartment are
pads of ballots, one ballot for each can
didate. The elector tears off the ballots
bearing the names of the candidates he
desires to vote for, puts them in an envelope, which is supplied to him by the
deputy returning officer, and returns the
envelope lo the deputy, who puts it in
the ballot box. There is no marking of
ballots at all.
The representative of one of the largest commercial establishments in the
United States was iu Vancouver the other
day and in the course of a conversation
said that the eyes of thousands of people
iu the United States were directed to
British Columbia, and that the influx of
people and capital, which would shortly
take place, would be without precedent.
A meeting of the base ball club will be
held next week to organize for the season.    Attend and boost it along.
SEALED TENDERS addressed to the undersigned and endorsed ''Tender for healing
PostOffice, Vancouver, B. C," will be received at
this office until Saturday, April 25, 1908, inclusively, 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 t?nder obtained on application at this Depart"
ment, from Mr. W. Henderson, Superintending
architect, Victoria, B. C, and from Mr. Charles.
Tossell, Clerk of Works, Vancouver, B. C.
Persons tendering are notified that tenders will
not be considered unless made on the printed
form supplied, and signed with their actual signatures.
Each tender must be accompanied by 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.) 01*
the amount of the tender, which will be forfeited
if the Rarty tendering decline to enter into a con?
ti act when called upon to clo so, or if he fail to
complete the work contracted for. If the tender
be not accepted the check will be 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
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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 milium^.
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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.
'^liiBi further take notice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance of
such Certificate of Improvements.
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March 25  1908
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