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Various kesources and Dry, Healthful Climate.
Grafter Legislators are Enemies of Progress and Reform.
Vote for the Candidate whose record in his own town is creditable to himself and its citizens: Such a man will not bring discredit upon
his constituents or his country—Fair treatment,, such as is giyjen other similar places, is what Princeton demands—Let conscience vote.
Vol. ix. No. 44.
PRINCETON, B.C., WEDNESDAY,   OCTOBER 28, 1908.        $2 a Year, in Advance
Long Live Laurier
Liberals Again Victorious* but with Reduced
Majority==Templeman Among
the Valiant Slain*
Conservatives in   the Ascending Node in B.C.—Premonitory
Indications of Solid Seven Conservative Members
fromfthis Province—Laurier can well get .
Along with Them.
Full returns have not been received
but enough is kno.wn to give Sir Wilfrid
Lauritr a majority in the House ranging
from 50 to 60. There were no 'landslides'
in any of the provinces and no incidents
or features to make the election remarkable. It will take its page as one of the
commonplace events of history, showing
that the people are not yet tired of Liberalism and that the "old man, eloquent"
yet bids fair to end his days with the
Liberal harness still buckled tightly
about him. A more loyal son of Canada
never drew breath.   Vive le Premiere !
All the ministers, with the exception of
Templetnan, Victoria, were re-elected.
The following is a summary by pro
vinces of the elections :"
British (Joltimbia—3 Conservatives and
1 Pocialist-Conservative. Vancouver,
Cowan ; Victoria, Barnard ; New West
minster, Taylor; Nanaimo, Hawthorn-
thwaite. Three deferred elections, Yale-
Cariboo, Comox Atlin, and Kootenay.
As it now stands there is a great likelihood of a "Solid Seven" Conse,vatives
being returned instead of 'solid seven'
Liberals, as formerly.
Alberta—2 Liberals, 3 Conservatives.
Saskatchewaan-t-6 Liberals, 2 Conservatives.
Manitoba—4 Liberals, 6 Conservatives.
Ontario—40 Liberals, 45 Conservatives,
1 Socialist.
Quebec—50 Liberals, 12 Conservatives.
Nova Scotia—9 Liberals, 3 Conserva
tives.
Prince Edward Island—3 Liberals, 1
Conservative.
New Brunswick—n Liberals, 2 Conservatives.
Premier Laurier was elected for 2 constituencies, so also was R. L. Borden.
G. E. Foster was elected in N. To
rqnto.
The resnlt of the Dominion general
elections on Monday caused no surprise
to anyone, not even the most ardent part-
izari. It was in accord with the forecaste
made in this paper a week ago, the majority, rather exceeding the hope then
expressed that a reduction of 50 per cent,
would be in the  interests of the Liberal
party and the country as a whole. Any
government with a large, mechanical
majority behind it is bound to become
topheavy, and must, sooner or later, totter to ruin of its own unwieldy proportions. Political corruption thrives best
where the grafter maggots are most
plentiful. Therefore,'it would seem to be
the part of wisdom for the voter to keep
down large majorities in the House as
much as possible. The deferred elections and at least two bye elections now
iin sight afford a fitting opportunity to
:the voter to equalize the present tow
ering majority of Sir Wilfrid. And this
can be done without impairing his normal strength, for it is a well known fact
the Premier would feel relieved if some
vigorous weeding were done by his own
followers in the elections of Yale Cariboo
and Kootenay. Two 'political dynamiters' from B.C. is rather more than a
man of Sir Wilfrid's serene and placid
temperament cares about.
A FINE ORE EXHIBIT.
Frizes Awarded to Exhibitors in tbe
Princeton District-
. Ten new silver cups, says the Spokesman-Review, of Spokane, have been
ordered to complete the awards made by
the judges for ore displays at the recent
Interstate Fair, and they will be engraved next week ready for distribution
The display from British Columbia, Montana, Idaho and Washington was by far
the most elaborate and represeusative of
the northwest ever before seen in Spokane, and the committee, inspired by that
fact, is preparing for next year's display.
The first prize for a general display was a
$100 silver trophy cup, awarded to the
Nelson Board of Trade, Nelson, B.C. In
competing for this cup British Columbia
successfully met Montana, - Washington
and Idaho.
There were 22 diplomas of special
merit awarded to individual mines, including a trophy cup awarded to the
Columbia Copper Mining Co., operating
at Friday Creek, Princeton Mining District.
Many diplomas of special merit were
awarded among which was one to the
Roche River group, Similkameen district. Messrs. Pouwels and Bonniver
were large contributors from this section.
Had plenty of time been given no
doubt a much larger and therefore a more
representative display wonld have been
made from Princeton district. The great
Alaska-Yukon Exposition to be held in
Seattle next year will be chieflv of minerals and it will afford a fine opportunity
for a large oie display from this section-.
Having profitted by the small exhibit of
ore at Spokane, how much greater benefits may be derived from an auiple display of every worthy showing in the
Princeton section at Seattle.in 1909.
SIGNIFICANT REMARKS.
General  Manager   Says   V., V. & E.
will be Here in Spring.
General Manager Gruber of the Great
Northern Railway has made some important statements regarding the parent road
and the V.,V. & E. in an interview at
the coast recentlv. He said his company
would spend over a million dollars on
terminals in Vancouver, ultimately increasing this amount as the plan of improvements was worked.out. Regarding
the V.,V. & E. he said the line from
Cloverdale to Sumas had been completed
and would be in good running shape on
Nov. 15.
Mr. Gruber has definitely settled the
question of route over the Hope mountains—a question that has been 'argufied'
around every campfireand fireside for the
past two years. The line via Coquihalla
Pass is the only one located and approved
and he says this is the accepted route
although the engineering difficulties are
considerable.
But the most interesting part of his
announcements and the one which must
be given great credence, coming as it
does from a general manager, is as follows : "The line east of the mouutains
has been built through the Boundary
district and the Similkameen as far as
Keremeos. It will reach Princeton next
spring. All that remains to give Vancouver a direct line to Spokane will be
the link over the Hope mountains, contracts for which have not yet been let,
but tenders will be called in due season."
The above could scarcely be more authoritative coming from President Hill
himself. Of course it will be disputed
by some local wiseacres who have built
many miles of railway while watching
tobacco smoke curl upwards. The Star
takes Manager Gruber at his word and
hopes that he and Uncle Jim will be present in their private car at the next 24th
May celebration.
EUROPEAN SIGHTSEEING.
A letter from A. E. Howse states that
be and Mrs. Howse have been intensely
interested in their trip through the old
land and have enjoyed it fully., Leaving
London they were leisurely covering the
capitals and chief cities of Europe begin
ning at Paris where they were invited
guests to some state functions. He says
that the English and French people are
unequalled in courtesy and hosplGtlity.
The police are gentlemen, and barringa
little gruffhess on the part of some of the
clergy kindness and attention prevailed
everywhere. A "hard winter is in sight
for the poor unemployed, which the Conservatives attribute to the Liberal government. Mr. Howse has no doubt of
the return of the Liberal government in
Canada.  '
CANDIDATES COMING.
Martin Burrell, the Conservative candidate for Yale-Cariboo, is announced to
speak in Thomas's Hall, Saturday evening at 8 o'clock. He has covered the
riding almost completely, besides making speeches at the coast in behalf of
others. Mr. Burrell has an unsullied
reputation and has the respect of every
man and woman in the riding, two things
that will more than offset the unfair advantage his Grit opponent may have in a-
deferred election. No matter what government or party is in power Mr. Burrell will creditably represent the people
and easily accomplish as much for the
Princeton district as any government
supporter. He does not descend to per-i
sonalities or indulge in low insinuations,
his plane of oratory being far above the
average. Ladies are specially invited to
attend.
Tomorrow evening the Socialist candidate for political  honors in the Dominion elections will  address a meeting in .
Thomas's Hall.     He is said  to be well
versed in Socialism' and  will, no doubt, :
make a strong presentation of political
errors, as he conceives them, in the two-1
great political parties.
The path of glory leads to the grave—
Messrs. Murdoch & Blomfield are building a road to the cemetery.
THE FIREMEN'S DANCE..
[Contributed.]
The Firemen's dance last Friday evening was an unqualified success, there
being "about forty couples present, who
so thoroughly enjoyed the excellent
music provided by the Princeton orchestra that they continued dancing until the-
small hours of the morning. The Firemen take this opportunity of thanking
the ladies of Princeton for the generous
way in which they contributed to the ex--
cellent refreshments ptovided. Though
the Firemen did not benefit to any great
amount financially, this is to some extent the fault of the Star not being able
to print the posters on time.
The ladies- evidently missed  the-little
red badges which have hitherto been so
(Continued on 3rd page.)
 THE     SIMILKAMEEN     STAR
October 28, 1908
J5THE  STAR
One Year,
SUBSCRIPTION RATE:
Payable in Advance.
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$3.00
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.
NOTICE.
NOTES AND COMMENTS.
Any man  who is afraid to meet
his foe on equal ground has already
admitted that  he deserves censure
rather  than  praise.    To  court defeat one has  only  to play the coward.    No  earthly or heavenly reason for delaying Yale-Cariboo election.   The most that should have
been done was to put nomination
day  ahoad  so  that  every voter in
the Dominion  could vote on  the
same day.    No other country in
the civilized world would c ounte-
nance such  a monstrosit}* as a 'deferred election.
NOTICE is hereby given that thirty days after
date we intend to apply to the Supt. Provincial Police, Victoria, for a renewal of retail liquor
license for the Great Northern Hotel, Princeton,
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MANLY & SWANSON
Princeton, B.C., October 16th, 1908.
Blacksmithmg ,Gtal Noriera
HUGH MAQUIRE
NOTICE.
T^OTICE is hereby given that thifty days after
•^ date I intend to apply to the Supt. Provincial Police, Victoria, for a renewal of retail
liquor license for Hotel Otter Flat, Tulameen, B.C.
W. J. HENDERSON.
Tulameen. B. C, October 15th, 1908.
I have recently leased the shop run by
G. Murdoch. By strict attention to business and good workmanship hope lo receive your patronage.
fel
MANLEY & SWANSON, Props.
NOTICE.
■^OTICE is hereby given that thirty days after
■^ date the undersigned intend to apply to the
Supt. Provincial Police, Victoria, for a renewal of
retail liquor license for Hotel Tulameen, Princeton, B. C.
M3COSKERY & KIRKPATRICK.
Princeton, b. C, October 15th. 1908.
Both the Socialist and Conservative candidates patronized Princeton in the matter of printing and
thus aided a languishing industry.
Not so with Duncan. As usual, he
knocked the town with cheap printing from the outside. If he doesn't
patronize Timothy he certainly has
Eaton tendencies.
NOTICE.
Certificate of Improvements
Frieda, Cabin, Colorado Fr., Edward 7th, Fr.,
No's 6, Fr.; 7Fr.; 26,  Fr. and 27 Fr., mineral
j claims, situate in the Similkameen mining division of Yale. Where located: On Copper
Mountain.
Take notice that I, G. Evert Baker, Free Miner's
Certificate No. B20055, acting for self and as agent
for T. T. Burkhart, F.M.C. No. B20053 and Frieda
E. Baker, F.M.C. No. B20054, intend, 60 days from
date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for a
Certificate of Improvements for the purpose of
obtaining a Crown Grant of the above claim.
And further take notice that action, under section 37. must be commenced before the issuance of
such Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 19th of September, A.D. 1908.'    39-48
Horse Shoeing a Specialty
Repairing Promptly Done
Prices Right—Terms Cash
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that I,aurier's majority will be very
.narrow, so that a barrel of money
nvill be poured into this 'deferred'
constituency. Another reason why
^deferred elections should not be
tolerated.
...Hotel...
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TULAMEEN, B. C.
Wm. J. Henderson
The
Princeton
Livery
and
Feed t   |j
Stables  m
HUSTON  BROS., Props.
First Class room and board
Wines, Liquors, Cigars
Princeton, B. C.
You J
need to eat meat if you want to
enjoy life.   We have the best.
SUMMERS & WARDLE
BUTCHERS
PRINCETON
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The Saturday Sunset of Vancouver contains such a variety of
things in its editorial columns that
it would be a wonder if it did not
occasionally " hit the nail on the
head." Regarding the rural press
of B.C., it says in part, as follows :
" It is an axiom in the newspaper
business that a community generally appreciates its newspaper only
after it has ceased publication. Few
towns realize what a force for progress a newspaper is. This is
abundantly evident in the meagre
support accorded many of the local
papers in B.C. A newspaper is a
public institution and in modern
life is a necessity. * * They
starve the paper and in so doing
militate against their own inter
ests."
TENDERS FOR DREDGING
SEALED TENDERS addressed to the undersigned and endorsed " Tender for Dredging
Coal Harbour," will be received until  Fri
■day, 30th Ociober, iqo8, at 4.30 P.M., for dredging
required at Coal Harbour, Vancouver, Province
of British Columbia: —
Tenders will not.be considered unless made on
the form supplied, and signed with the actual
signatures of tenderers
Specification and f *rm of tender can be obtained on application to G. A. Keefer, Esq.,
Resident Manager, New Westminster, and at the
Department of Puolic Works, Ottawa. Tenders
must include the towing of the plant to and from
the works. Only dredges can be employed
which are registered iu Canada at the time~of tHe
filing of tenders. Contractors must be ready to
begin work within twenty days after the date
they have been notified of the acceptance of their
tender.
An accepted cheque on a chartered bank, payable to the order of the Honourable the Min ster
of Public Works, for one thousand dollars
(1,000.00), must be deposited as security. The
cheque will be returned in case of non-acceptance
of tender.
The Department does not bind itself to accept
the lowest or any tender.
By order,
NaP. TESSIER,;.;
Secretary.
Department of Public Works,
Ottawa, October 7, 1908.
Newspapers will not be paid for this advertisement if they insert it without authority from the
Department.
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.
A. MURCHIE "gy
PHOTOGRAPHER mhnib.«
Fbptos of Families taken at their
Homes—Views of Princeton
and Surrounding Canvps
AMATEUR WORE FINISHED
Address   -    PRINCETON. BC.
H   FARM FOR SALE.
160 acres—30 of which Cannot be surpassed for
growing hay and roots—7 miles from Princeton,
and known as Scotty's Ranch, on Copper Mountain road. Sealed tenders will be received by
the Trustees of the deceas ed Angus Mel,eod for
his estate, up till the 13th of November. Full
title will te given, less the railway right-of-way
which "has been sold. The highest or any tender
not necessarily accepted.
A. MUKCHIE.
G. MURDOCH.
Trustees .i. McI.eod Estate.
Princeton, Oct. 12th, 1908.
It Pays to AdvertiHi
VOLUNTEER BOUNTY ACT,
1908
Warning to Purchasers.!
EVERY assignment of the right of a South
African Volunteer entitled to a land grant
must be by way of appointment of a substitute and must be in the form provided by the
Act.
Special attention is called to Sub-section 3 of
Section 5 of the Volunteer Bounty Act, 1908,
which provides that no assignment of the right
of a volunteer by the appointment of a substitute
shall be accepted or recognized by the Department of the Interior -which 13 not executed
AND DATED AFTER THE DATK OF THE WARRANT
for the land grant issued by the Minister of
Militia and Defence in favor of the Volunteer,
J. W. GREENWAY,
Commissioner of Dominion
I^ands, Ottawa.
28th September, 1908.
A GOOD
spring tonic
is what you require.
Campbell is tbe man to
see about it.  . Don't delay.
CIGARS AND   ^
TOBACCO    mm
 AT	
The City Drug store
J. R. CAMPBELL.
PRINCETON
B.C.
WHISKEY
F. W. GROVES
Civil and Hining 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 Minerat Claims
n the District. PRINCETON. B.C
MINERAL WATER
make a
Perfect Blend
Sold bv all Dealers.
PRINCETON   LODGE
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. Cotjlthabd.
6 Noble Grand. Secretary.
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October 28, 1908
THE    SIMILKAMEEN   STAR
FIREMEN'S DANCE.
From 1st page.
much in evidence at former dances. This
was noticeable in their frequent anxious
enquiries for the Firemen'. Without the
badges they did not seem to realize that
nearly all the gentlemen present were
members of the brigade. Luckily the'
fire bell did not ring, or the lair sex
would have realized by their hasty desertion that without the Firemen partners
would be very scarce.
Statement—Expenditure : Music, $19.-
50 ; hall, $10 ; printing, $4.50 ; sundries,
$8.25—total, $42.55. Receipts, $54—bal-
anc|, $11.75.
For the benefit of the anxious enquirers the Princeton Volunteer Fire Bri-
gadis will parade in full uniform, red
badges and all, on Sunday, Nov. 15th.
any more. And yet Ross says he wants
to serve the public Poor, narrow man.
He ought to be poundkeeper instead of
M.P.
The Vancouver Province is giving
away a handsome litho of Premier McBride along with a year's subscription to
the paper at the regular rate. The litho
is a fine work of art and ought to be iu
much demand by Tory admirers.
TOWN AND DISTRICT
A card of thanks has been received at
this office from Mrs. Eleanor Fish, widow
of the late Geo. W. Fish, expressing to
all friends her gratitude for kindnesses
to her late husband in his illness and for
tokens of sympathy to herself in her sad
bereavement.
Mr. Gow states that it was his intention in establishing a brickyard here to
first make enough brick to construct a
kiln. Customers will be supplied with
brick when the plant is in good working
order of which the public will receive
due notice. He has on hand a lot of lime
concrete for making chimnies and will
erect them on short notice.
Constable Hewat did his duty nobly
at the phone on election night. Any
man thinks he can be bluffed is 'off.'
No Conservatives need  apply for phones
THE CANADIAN BANK
OF COMMERCE
HEAD   OFFICE, TORONTO
B. E. WALKER, President
ALEX. LAIRD, General Manager
Fire, Life and
Accidental
1 Insurance
INSURE NOW: You Don't
Know what to=morrow
may bring forth.
FORSALE
FARM LANDS
FRUIT LANDS
STOCK RANCHES
CHICKEN RANCHES
Business & Residential Lots
IN PRINCETON
AVERY &, AVERY
Real Estate, Insurance, Notary Public
WE PAY ALL FREIGHT CHARGES.
For the balance of the year on all orders made up from our catalogue and
amounting to $25 00 or over, we will pay the freight charges.
Send for our Hardware and Harness Catalogue.
This offer applies to all lines of Hardware and Harness excepting Fence Wire,
Farm Wagons, Stoves and Platform Scales.
What Does This Offer Mean ?
It means that the people living in the far West buy at the same price as the
people of the East. It also means that the consumer can buy direct and as cheap as
the largest retailer besides having no freight charges to pav whatever.
We positively pav the freight charges to any station in Western Canada ex
cepting the Yukon territory.
Fill in the coupon and tend for our catalogue to-day.
HcTAGGART-WRIGHT CO., Ltd.,
WINNIPEG, MAN.
HAIL THIS COUPON TO-DAY.
ricTaggart=Wright Co., Ltd,,
Winnipeg, Man.,
Please   forward   to my   address   one of  your special hardware and  harness
catalogues.
Name	
P. O. Address.
Gen, L'
Complcfe stock of Shell and Heavy Hardware
sporting Goods and Contractors' supplies
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ESTABLISHED 1867
Paid-up Capital, $10,000,000
Reserve Fund, -    5,000,000
Branches throughout Canada, and in the United States and England
banking business.    Sales notes will be cashed or taken for collection.
BANKING BY MAIL |ISi^pS;il
this way with equal facility. 115
A. J. MARLOW, Acting Manager, PRINCETON BRANCH.
railey $aiiery Co-
harness and saddles
Whips, Bits and Spurs
BOOTS and SHOES MADE TO ORDER
Harness Repairs and Boot Repairs Attended to.
First Class work
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ROUGH AND DRESSED LUMBER
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attended   to.      For   further   particulars   apply   to
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