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Series of Coal Strata 60 feet deep beneath Princeton,
Liberty I The cry of the infant, twin sister of light and progress
Princeton Coal Field has a radios of 300 miles In which to market its product—Copper Mining: will be leading- industry of Similkameen
—Placer mining capable of great expansion along- river flats and benches—Princeton, with its coal, iron, &c, will be Pittsburg- of west.
Vol. X. No. 12.
PRINCETON, B.G, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 17, 1909.
$2 a Year in Advance
TOWN AND DISTEICT.
People Passing to' and fro and Cur
rent Events Here and There.
Railway rumors are persistent that the
Great Northern and C.P.R. are running
preliminary survey lines up the Skagit
country, intending to tap the Similkameen by the back door.
Be a booster, not a clam.
C. Snowden arrived back in Princeton last Wednesday after a few months'
sojourn at the coast. He saw no clim'afe
ot country he would exchange for the
Similkameen, in fact he is satisfied that
this country w'ill top them all when 'she
begins to spring herself.' Coast citiesj
are all aetive and making huge progressive strides.
Miss Lowndes, teacher of Pianoforte,
and Accompanist, will be in Princeton
• next Tuesday, 23rd inst.
Mrs. Pyman, wife of our respected time
regulator, will arrive on today's stage.
Luke Gibson was the first to bring in
a fine specimen of galena ore from his
' property in the Skagit section, to be exhibited at the A.-Y.-P. He has a valuable mine and only requires transportation to begin shipping. Mr. Gibson has
had many tempting offers for his galena
claim but he is not anxious to sell now.
Sorn Nelson, Grand Forks, is in town
sizing up the general situation for investment. He had the misfortune to be
recently burned out of his hotel.
H. H. Avery, jr., arrived on Monday's
stage from Butte, Montana. He had
many inquiries from parties who are
looking toward the Similkameen for investment and location.
ORE SAMPLE FOR A.-Y.-P.
Pouwels & Bonniver came in town
from their Roche river mining property
last week. They are still developing
their claims at that point with most encouraging results. Their ore is among
the most likely in value, of any in that
section and they will have a good sample
for the A.-Y.-P. They report travel very
difficult between camp and Whipsaw.
PREMATURE REPORT.
The report that one of our well known
and highly esteemed fellow townsmen
abroad was about to marry a'millionairess
turns out to be a little premature. It is
true that he is engaged but beyond that
there is nothiu' doin.' The fiance was
leading the simple life, in that fiduciary
slate of mind which longed for a better
half and true - helpnjeet. When he is
married and his hand with a firm grip on
the purse he promises not to forget his
poor tillicums in Princeton. May he
live" long and die many years after his
wifev-thus giving him unfettered use of
the money for charitable pnrposes and
the payment of long overdue accounts'in
-this section.
MINERAL MEN MEET
Preliminary   Steps Taken to
Ensure Good Exhibit
at A.-Y.-P.
Similkameen Hitherto Unrepresented
at Great Exhibitions Now
. f has Opportunity.
Under the auspices of the Board of
Trade a well attended meeting was held
Monday night in the court house to discuss the matter of a mineral exhibition
from Princetou anil district at the Alaska-
Yukon Pacific Exposition to be given at
Seattle, Wash , from- June 1st to the end
of October in the present year. "President McDougall occupied the chai:1.
R. L. Broadbent, Mineral Collector for Canada, was present and gave
a concise statement of the object and
scope of tbe..,lmijierali exhibit, he has in
charge. He had one purpose in view
to secure a good representation of minerals from all districts in the province.
He expressed some surprise at the non-
representation^ of*;the Similkameen in
former exhibits of which he had charge
at St. Louis, U.S., Liege, Belgium, Christ-
church, N.Z , aud other places. He explained that his duties were limited to
to the collection and arra'tigement-of the
minerals entrusted'to him. The Dominion would pay freight' charges on mineral exhibits sent from the nearest railway station to the Exposition, said exhibits to become the property of the
Dominion for permanent exhibition in
the National Museum at Ottawa. Regarding special or loan exhibits of gold
and platinum nuggets he had no definite
instructions. The Mines Department
did purchase valuable andunique natural mineral specimens and he had no
doubt the authorities would take precautions for the safety and return of special
exhibits, but urged correspondence with
Mr.. Brock, of the Geological Depart
ment regarding this matter.
He advised the collection of hand
samples for exhibition owing to the difficulty of procuring larger specimens at
this season of the year, when snow prevented access to the higher altitudes.
The samples would be appropriately
labeled and distinctively set apart as
coming from this section, avoiding all
chance of confusion with other district
exhibits. Cubic foot ore samples will be
welcome. Coal samples should be arranged in pyramidal form, the blocks
being 24, 18 and 12 inches square, hand-
pick dressed. Marble^ building stone,
cement and mineral pigments would be
received and given due space. Copper
sulphides in solution from' Roche River
was shown the Collector, who thought it
(Continued on page 3.)
ZINC IS DUTY FREE
Uncle Sam says B. C. Zinc is
on Free List, which
Helps Some.
Princeton District Contains Large Deposits of Zinc Ores as Tet
Undeveloped.
Concerning the duty on zinc recently
removed by the United States, and which
is of special interest to owners of zinc
properties in Princeton district, the Nelson Daily News has the following in its
issue of the 9th inst.:
" Advices received from New York
announce that by a decision of the Supreme Court of the United States the
duty is taken off zinc ore imported into
that country. This is the biggest thing
tnat'nas happened for the benefit of the
Kootenay mines for many years, not excepting the lead bounty, and the result
of it will be the immediate resumption
of shipping of zinc ore from the mines
which have quantities of it stored, activity in the mining of the ore and rapid
development of the numerous zinc properties in this country, where the zinc
deposits are large and important.
. " For about four years the duty on this
ore, which has been asserted to be ille-
gar^has been' in dispute before the courts
of the- United States. Finally, the Supreme court has given its decision and
the government of the states has stated
that jt will rest content under the importation of zinc*ore free of duty. The duty
was 20 per cent."
^.PROHIBITION.
. Editor Star—Sir: British Columbia
is a whole probably does not want prohibition. The old-timers who have done
so much to make the province what it is,
came here "when there were no better
amusements available than whiskey and
poker. We who have entered into their
labors should not criticise them too severely for tastes acquired when they were
away 'from all the good influences of
church and home. At the same time,
few of them would wish their children
to undergo the same temptations as they
had to, nor would they deny the community's right to protect its young yeople
from the danger of drunkenness, if it
wants to.
This is no question of 'individual liberty'; the man who wants a drink will
always be able to get it; the question is
simply whether the people shall be able
to do away with barrooms in places
where they do not want them. That is
a question of fair play.
There are already some municipalities
in the Fraser valley where no liquor is
sold, owing to the refusal  of the local |
authorities to grant licenses. The system
works fairly well there: there are no barrooms to tempt the young, but those who
are thirsty can get all the wet-goods they
want from New Westminster. This state
of affairs is not quite satisfactory to temperance people, but it is belter than the>
open barroom, and few even of those
who take an occasional drink themselves
object to it. Skiddoo.
MINERAL EXHIBITS.
R. L. Broadbent, of the Mines Department, Ottawa, arrived in town last Saturday in connection with the mineral
exhibition to be made at Seattle, Wash;,
beginning June 1st. Mr. Broadbent has
had considerable experience in exhibitions at Liege, Belgium ; Milan, Italy;
Christchurch, New Zealand ; and at the
Imperial Institute, London. Mr. Broadbent is sampling the interior of B.C. now
and goes from here to- Nelson, Revel-
stoke, Kamloops, Vancouver and the
coast generally. His visit here is in behalf of the Department of Mines, Hon.
Mr. Templeman, Minister, who is anxious that British Columbia should be
properly and- adequately represented at
the A.-Y.-P. Any courtesy or aid given
Mr. Broadbent will be appreciated by
the Department.
TRAVEL TO BE HEAVY.
Seattle Exposition the Magnet Drawing Many from Similkameen.
Steamships for sale or charter are reported to be at a premium on the Pacific
Coast, and Alaska steamship lines are
sending agents to the Great Lakes and
along the Atlantic to negotiate for craft
to be used- this summer in carrying tourist parties from Seattle to Alaska.
The A.-Y.-P. Exposition, which opens
in Seattle on June 1,'is of course drawing
hundreds of thousands to the West, and
that many of them will take the opportunity of seeing also the magnificent scenery of the coast of British Columbia and
Alaska is shown by the fact that excursion reservatsons on the regular boats are
already made to the full capacity. Not
less than half a dozen other large steamers are either now on the way to Puget
Sound, or shortly will be, and these will
handle the balance of the: traffic. At
least thirty large' craft will b« engaged
all through the summer in carrying excursionists back and forth on the six day
Alaska Coast trip.
The traffic officials of the Hill system
of railroads and the Chicago, Milwaukee:
& St. Paul estimate that not less than
1,000,000 passengers will be handled over
their systems during the Exposition
peiiod.
On the 1st of March the Exposition
Buildings were 90 per cent, complete.
Few  Irishmen forget St. Patrick's Day
-this is it.
 THE     SIMILKAMEEN     STAR
March 17, 1909
The Similkameen Star.
One Year,
J.  M. Wright,
SUBSCRIPTION RATB:
Payable in Advance.
$2.00
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 io and 5 cents per line.
Pour weekly insertions constitute one month
advertising.
No transient advertisement inserted unless
accompanied with the cash.
WHERE THE TAXES SHOULD
BE SPENT.
It would be interesting to know
the how, why, and wherefore in
regard to the allocation of public
monies after they have been voted
by the local legislature. Upon what
principle is the final disposition and
expenditure of the money decided
by the local member of the legislature ? Is he privileged to spend the
money wbere he likes, making the
wishes of the taxpayers of secondary importance ? It has become a
notorious matter in politics that
spending of public money is always
associated with the wishes of the
local vote manipulator, the prime
consideration being its vote producing power. Sections voting unfavorably for the member, no matter how great its need, have a poor
chance of receiving anything, the;
same principle applying to individual need of road or bridge appropriation.
What is wanted is some guiding
principle or rule insuring to the
taxpayer a proper and proportionate
expenditure of his taxes for his
own benefit in local improvement.
In 'ordinary business transactions
value is expected and demanded for
money paid. Should it not be so
with taxes paid ? After deducting
the cost of administration, of government, every taxpayer is entitled
to his 'money back' in improvements giving him full value for his
taxes. That is common law and
ordinary justice.
Princeton taxpayers   have been
payiug to the government for the
past eight years at least $1500 annually.     How much  of the total
has ever been spent for their local
benefit ?    How much road or sidewalk built or improved ?   It is believed that  not $300 out of about
$12000  has   been  returned  to the
taxpayer in Princeton !    The revenue from poll tax, miners' licenses,
•coal leases and licenses, timber, land,
Ac. amounts to about $16,000 annually from Princeton and vicinity.
How much of that goes  into new
roads and bridges yearly in  this
section any  man can roughly compute—it is a very small proportion.
In view of the fact that Princeton
district has been bled white while
other portions of the riding have
fattened at  its expense,  is it not
about time  for   citizens to assert
their  rights, or  will  they meekly
submit to further wrong ?
Mr. Shatford, M.P.P., probably
never had the matter presented to
him except by parties antagonistic
to Princeton and who do not ov^gia
foot of ground in the town. These
parties make the absurd argument
that the government ought not to
make any improvements for taxpayers in unincorporated, company
owned townsites. They say the
government rightly spends money
only in townsites where it holds
real estate. Such foolish, puerile
argument is not worthy of men!
supposed to have common sense.!
Why should the people in a town-
site partially owned by the government be more highly favored than
residents    of   any  other townsite ?
R PYMAN
Watchmaker,
Jeweler and
Optician.
All kinds of timepieces
for sale.   Repairing neatly done.
- A TRIAL IS INVITED. —
Star Building. Bridge Street.
NOTICE.
NOTICE is hereby given that I am applying
for a liceuse to prospect for coal on the following
described  land,  viz.:   Commencing  at  a   post
placed 10 chains East of the nor'h-east corner of
• Lot 933,  Kamloops   Division, of Yale  District,
Absurdity Of   absurdities !      Hedley J thence North 50 chains j thence West 80 chains ;
is partly owned by,the government,!thence South stains j thenfie East 80 chains
* to point of commencement.
but that  is  no reason why its citi-1
zens are more entitled to their taxes jDecember 28th-'
1 - -
, to point of commencement.
WM. S. WILSON.
Fire, Life jind
Accidental
Insirance 1
INSURE NOW: You Don't
Know what to-morrow
may bring forth.
FORSALE
FARM LANDS
FRUIT LANDS
STOCK RANCHES
CHICKEN RANCHES
being spent in their town than those j TRANSFER OF LICENSE.
of Princeton.     The   taxpayers   off
Princeton were promised sidewalk
and street improvement prior to last
election.    How much of that promise has been realized?   Fair play
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that I intend
to apply to the Supt ot Provincial Police.
Victoria, 8. C, for a transfer of the license held
by me for the Tulameen Hotel, Princeton, B. C,
to W. C. Fry.
| SAMUEL MCCOSKERY.
and fair treatment is all that is de- > Princeton, Dec. 12, i<x>8.
sired by the people of this section
and Mr. Shatford will, no doubt^
accord these without delay.
At |east one year's revenue should
be spent in Princeton and vicinity
during 1909. Sixteen thousand
dollars well spent will go a long
way in improving foot and traffic
travel here. The roads to Copper
Mountain, Roche River, Hope Summit, completion of Onemile to Aspen Grove and Fivemile to Sum-
merland and the proposed Stevenson road to Summit City are all
necessary and require special aid.
Some work should be done on all
these roads if not altogether finished
this year.
NOTICE.
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 S. 10 chains ; thence
W. 20 chains to place of commencement, containing 40 acres more or less.
R. LAWRENCE.
Granite Creek, December 8th, 1008.
Business & Residential Lots
IN PRINCETON
AVERY & AVERY
Keal Estate, Insurance, notary Public
NOTICE.
NOTES AND COMMENTS.
As all the world knows, 'Dune'
promised  Grand  Forks the home)
city of his  conqueror, Mr. Burrell,
M.P., a fine postoffice building prior
to the general   elections  last  fall.
The Liberal organ which boosted
Duncan  vociferously   through  the
campaign has just awakened to the
fact that some one is a deceiver, to
put it in  as mild language as possible.    It  says:   " If it (The Sun)
was unwittingly made a party to a
campaign dodge merely intended to
mislead  the people, it has enough
independence left to cut loose from
present party ties, even after eight
years'   association with the Liberals."    The foregoing illustrates the
damage to Liberalism  all over the
riding caused by the dogmatic and
unreliable Ross.    The same thing
happened in Princeton.    Dune, emphatically  and   definitely   said  he
would remedy postal and telephone
grievances here, but he didn't rem.
worth a cent, and  honest, honor-
loving voters turned him down hard.
THE KETTLE RIVER VALLEY RAILWAY
OO. will apply to the Parliament of Canada at its
next session for an Act authorizing it to construct
a railway from a point at or near Penticton, on
Okanagan Lake, in the Province of British Columbia, 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.
Alaska-Yukon-Pacific   Exposition
The Princeton Board of Trade invites
all Mine Owners and Prospectors to co
operate with it in sending Mineral samples to the above Exhibition.
The Secretary of the Board will be
pleased to receive such specimens not
later than the first Monday in May.
The size of Ore samples should be one
cubic foot. -
E. WATERMAN,
Chairman of Committee.
SLEIGHS7
If you are in the market for Sleighs,
2)4 and 3-inch ; also Cutters and Punts,
come and inspect my stock, or send for
quotations.   Prices right.
F. PAIGE,
Merritt, B.C.
Dissolution of Partnership.
THE PARTNERSHIP heretofore existing between W. J. Kirkpatrick and McCoskery Bros,
under the. style of McCoskery & Kirkpatrick as
hoteikeepers, has this day been dissolved by
mutual consent.
All accounts due to the firm are payable to
W. J. Kirkpatrick, who will receive all accounts
against the late firm. Accounts must be in hand
wi.hiu 30 days from date.
W. J. KIRKPATRICK.
Princeton, December 12th, 1908.
U'O-O^
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CHOCOLATES
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TULAMEEN, B.C.
win. J. Henderson
PRORIETOR
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select from.
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Perfumes 1
Fancy Articles
Toys
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City Drug Store,   Bridge St. 2
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PRINCETON   LODGE
I.O.O.F. No. 52.
(Regular meetings, 8 p
v^^ss^ ^=e=s'        m., Thursdays.
Sojourning brethren welcome.    Hnll situated in
Thomas-Block.   •' Oddfellows Hall."
J I.. Huston, H. Cowan.
6 Noble Grand. Secretary.
HI
March 17, 1909.
mineral men meet.
From First Page.
THE    SIMILKAMEEN   STAR
notice.       I THE CAN
a very proper and interesting exhibit.
In addition to the Executive of the
Board of Trade a committee was appointed to assist in the work of collecting samples, viz: Peter Johnson, E.
Thomas, C. Suowden, J. O. Coulthard,
Chas, Willarson, D. Coutney and C. Bon-
niver.
Mr. Broadbent answered a lot of questions and gave much information, urging early action and expressing the belief that a good exhibit could be obtained
from this section. A vote of thanks was
accorded him aud the meeting biought
to a close.
Alaska-Yukon-Pacific  Exposition
The Princeton Board of Trade invites
all Mine Owners and Prospectors to cooperate with it in sending Miueral samples to the above Exhibition.
The Secretary   of the   Board will be
pleased to receive such specimens not
later than the first Monday in May.
The size of Ore samples should be one
cubic foot.
E. WATERMAN,  -•  j
Chairman of Committee.
OF COMMERCE
HEAD  OFFICE, TORONTO
ESTABLISHED  1867
The Ladies' Aid will meet at the home
of Mrs. A. J. Mariow, Thursday, 3 p.m.,
tea at 4.
H. H. Avery, jr , arrived from Butte,
Mont., last Monday. He is the advance
guard of many investors and brings encouraging news of ihe financial tide setting this way.
Barr Hall has commenced work on his
new building cor. Bridge St. and Billiter
A v.
Len Huston brought in a big consignment of oats last week, local supply having been exhausted.-.
NOTICE.
PRINCETON
Bakery and
Confectionery
All kinds of Bread and Pies, also assortment of Cakes, Cookies, Eancy Pas-,
T try, Cieam Rolls,  Cream Puffs,
%     &c,   Fresh Home Made Candies.     Try our Rolls
and Doughnuts.
Restaurant tin Connection
Cakes amd Pies Made to Order
SEMSERAD & CO.
B. E. WALKER, President Paid-Up Capital, $10,000,000
ALEXANDER LAIRD, General Manager    Reserve Fund,   -    6:000,000
TRAVELLERS' CHEQUES
The new Travellers' Cheques recently issued by this Bank are a most convenient
way in which to carry money when travelling.   They are issued in denominations of
$10,  $20, $50, $100 and $200
and the exact, amount payable in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France,
Germany, Great Britain, Holland, Italy, Norway, Russia, Sweden
and Switzerland is stated on the face of each cheque, while in other countries
they are payable at-current! rates.
The cheques and all information regarding them may be obtained at every office
of the Bank. 131a.
A. J. MARLOW, Acting Manager, PRINCETON BRANCH.
Notice 5s hereby given that thiitv days from
Bate I intend io apnly to the chief commissioner
of lands for a license to prospect for coal on th
following descrited land, situated in the Yale
division of Yale district, about 8 mile? S.W. from
Princeton, Be, on the east fork cf Ninemile
cteek and described as follows :
Commencing at a post marked Wm. Bush's
S.K-corner aud running ioo chains north to the
south boundary line of Lot 246, thence 64 chains
west, 100 chaius south, 64 chains east to location
post adjoining A. \Vi!mot ,s north boundary line,
and west side line of'the F. W. Groves location.
Dated March 13th, 1900.
WM. BUSH. Locator,
T. J- OXEARY, Agent   ■
NOTICE.      	
Certificate of Improvements.
Brooklyn, Lulu and Key West mineral claims,
situate iu the Similkameen mining division I
of  Yafe district.   Where located: Kennedy
Mountain.
Take notice that I, ISagarE, Burr, free miner's
certificate No, B79354, octing for self and others,
A.   E.  Howse   f.m.c. B19474; F. S.  Burr, f.m c.
B<543^3; A, D. Cowles, f.m.c. B10710 ; H. I*. Jones,
fmc.  U10776  and   T.  C.  Revely, fme. 679384,
intend. 60 days from the date  hereof, to apply to
the Mining Recorder for a Certificate of Improvements for  th** purpose   of obtaining  a  Crown
Grant of the above claims.
And further take notice that action, under section 37, rauat be commenced before the issuance
of such Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 9th day of March, A.D. 1909.
F. R. PROSSER
««% HARNESS and SADDLES     M
■«m;Z Whips, Bits and Spurs
BOOTS and SHOES MADE TO ORDER
harness Repairs and Boot Repairs Attended te. First Class work
■&jjTake Notice that I have no interest whatever in the Similkameen Saddlery Co.
of B«eremeos and   Princeton,   as   heretofore advertised.   I am now trading iu my
own name, jF. R. Prosser.
Dated Feb. 15th, 1909. Signed, F. R. PROSSER.
uikameen Lumber Co*, Ltd. I
J. F. Waddell, Mgr. if
General Livery business carried on';
Horses for hire, single or double. Wood;
or coal delivered on shortest notice.
Draying in all its branches. Prices right
Satisfaction guaranteed
NOTICE.
Certificate of Improvements* ^
Columbia fractional  mineral  claim.    Situate in
the Similkameen mining division of Yale dis-J
trict.   Where located : On Kennedy Mountain.
Take notice that I, P. Vy. Groves, acting as
agent for Robert Barrie, F.M.C. No. B23933, Albert Howard MacNeill, F.M.C. No. B21474 and
Arthur B. Clabon, F.M.C. No.        intend, 60 days
from date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder
for a Certificate of Improvements for the purpose
of obtaining a Crown Gran.'fcof 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 11th of EStiruary. A.D. 1909.
■   F. W. GROVES.
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ROUGH AND DRESSED LUMBER
All kinds  of mouldings made.      Orders promptly
attended   to.      For   further   particulars   apply   to
jm F. WADDELL, Princeton.
Interest Charged on Accounts 30 Days Overdue
<«*•$►<♦♦•****
BOARD OF TRADE, PRINCETON, B. C.   Meets first Monday in
each month.
W. C. McDougam, A. J. Marlow,
President. Secretary.
Advertise, it pays.	
jummer floods
Subscribe for Star . $2.
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IHiSoOn be in Demand
Come and Inspect Our Stock
WOOD, VALLANCE
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.At Slocfc ol Shell and Heavy Hardware
ling Goods and contractors' supplies
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VANCOUVER, B. C.
imderwoar. Hats &ts.
IN GREAT VARIETY
Large Stock of LADIES' WEAR at Great Reductions
SPRING VALUES IN SHOES
ITHOMAS   BROS.   Princeton, B.C. 6
A. MURCHIE "Kg1
PHOTOGRAPHER Mnraus.sc
Photos of Families taken at their
Homes—Views of Princeton
and Surrounding Camps.
AMATEUR WORK FINISHED
ddrkss   I    PRINCETON. BC.
F. W. GROVES
Civil and Flining Engineer
B. C. Land  Surveyor
Examinations and reports made on
mines and prospects.
Has a therough knowledge of th«
Similkameen and Boundary Districts.
12 percent interest charged on all accounts 30 days overdue.
 DRY FARMING.
THE     SIMILKAMEEN
. Series of Articles,  Beginning  with
the Orchard.
In preparing the soil /or future planting, as soon as a crop is harvested double
disc   the ground, overlapping half the
disc.   Thisserves several purposes   as it
not only forms a mulch and prevents ev
aporatio, but it puts the soil in fine con.
dition   to  allow  the   rain to penetrate
down and in tbe case of a stubble field
it mixes the stubble with the soil and as
soon as a rain comes it starts the stubble
decomposing and also germinates weed
feeds.   Should a heavy rain come before
discing it will be necessary to disc again
before   ploughing;  the next   process is
ploughing, which should be done when
the soil is moist and as early as possible.
The depth of ploughing depends on
what tools are zoing to follow the plough.
If you have a sub-surface packer, plough
seven or eight inches deep,   following
immediately   with   the   packer;   if you
have no packer do not plough more than
live inches deep and follow the plough
closely with the harrow; if a heavy rain
.should come before the winter sets in, it
will be necennarv to again go over the
ground   with   the   harrow.   Then   first
thing in the spring, as soon as tbe soil
will permit, disc and harrow; the field is
then ready for seeding*
Ground if not ploughed in (he fall
should first thing in the spring be double
disked. Ground should always be disked
before ploughing, especially iu tbe spring
as tbe surftce of the soil after lying all
PRINCETON DIRECTORY.
Information Designed for the Benefit
of Readers Abroad.
STAR
March 17, 1909
PRINCETON
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Terms, apply to Hugh Cowan, Princeton.
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DRY FARMING.
winter is more or less solidified. If this
is ploughed without being first disked,
the surface breaks into coarse pieces,
which lie at the bottom of the furrow.
Ttis condition rerards capillary action
and allows too much air to mingle with
the soil, inducing rapid evaporation. On
the other hand the disc by its rotary motion pulverizes the surface into the most
minute particles. These under the action
of the sub-surface packer or repeated
harrowing with the teeth slanted back,
forms the fine sub-surface necessary to
hold the greatest amount of water, most
iavortble for capillary action, and the
best conditisn for the growrh of all
plahts. The plough should be closely
followed by the packer or harrow and
the ground is then ready for plantsng.
" The Crow's Nest Pass Coal Co. are going to build 1,000 new coke ovens and
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The Rossland Miner prints a letter
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the mining fever, and any good proposition can be financed there. The Paulsen
building, recently erected at a cost of
$ 1,000,000 by a working man who made
a fortune in mining, has inspired others
to try it.
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"Whereas proof of the lossof Certificate of Title
Number 9771a to ihe above mentioned tends, is-
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C, has been filed in this office ; notice is hereby
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me in writing.
Dated at Land Registry office, Kamloops, B.C.,
this 22nd day of December, 1908.
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NOTICE.
Notice is given th«t thirty days after date I
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Lands and Works for a license to prospect for
obal   on  the following described lands;
Commencing at the south-ea3t corner of Lot
9*Sg: thence north 80 chains; thence west So
chains; ihence south 80 chains; thence east 80
chains to point of commencement.
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