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Is it mineral property you want? Coal, ore placer.
Never let go of yourself : Control appetites and passions
14th Year   No. 37
PRINCETON, B.C., FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 1913.
PER YEAR : $2 Cash,
Single Copy 5c.
Big Game, Winter Sports, Tourist Route: Come
COLUMBIA COAL AND
COKE CO. TAKES ON
' NEW LIFE Wm
MINES   AND  MINING
The Columbia Coal & Coke Co., which
is controlled by Winnipeg capital, hss
disposed of its Coalmont property to
Vancouver men. The chief owners/were
Hon. i?6Tin Campbell, W. L. Parish, J.
WyCrown and D. L. Macdot^i d. Tl e
amount involved is $1,750^0 aud the
deal includes the townsite of Coalmont.
—Nelson News.
G. H. Whiteman, of the Princeton
Coal & Land Co., has returned from
a business visit to Washington and the
Boundary.
President A. E. Watts of Wattsburg
and Vice-President A. Carney of Kaslo,
of the Boundary Mining and Explora
tion company were at Midway recently
inspecting their coal mine. Mr. Wa'ts
stated that they were preparing to install
new machinery and the prospects for a
large producing mire increase most en-
co iragingly as development at the prop
eity continues, and in the not distant future Midway coal will be able to be delivered in Grand Forks at a price which
will displace the coal of more distant
mines.
The Rockford dredge of Hanford &
Co.'s is now at work on the north shore
ofthe Fraser about two miles below
Hope. Last Sunday an attempt was
made with the tugs Scalan and Jensen to
take the dredge above Hope Station, but
as it failed it was resolved to begin operations where it is.
A placer drilling outfit is about to be
placed on the rive s under the direction
of Mr. Towers who will sample the leasts
held by T. J. Corwin and other Seattle
investors. If the pay dirt is found to be
rich enough a gold dredge will be built
and operated on the rivers.
Sam Spencer and Hughie Campbell are
about to make a deal for their silver-lead
properties on the Whipsaw. None of the
particulars have been learned and until
it is put through mere mention is made
of it.
E Berryman, superintendent ofthe B.
C. Copper Co.'s work on Copper Moun-
t in is making good headway with all the
development work in his charge.
W. A. MacDonald coal mine owner and
expert was at Coalmont last week.
LEADVILLE CHUNKS
Silver Basin, Leadville Belt. Sept 3 —
Jensen and Carlsoh are eslablishing a
permanent camp. They have found galena on three of their claims
The cross-cut from the adit on the Car
bonate mine, which will be driven twenty feet futther toward the hangiug wall,
this fall now shows nine feet of profitable
concentrating ore.
. The assaya from around here in Silver
Basin run from $6 and $14 to $27 or JS37
per ton of ore. This basin is a good place
to use a shot core drill.
Two miles south-west of here the pro
spectors are all developing with good results, E. Rice and G. Henderson have a
good showing on the Old Chum claim.
• George Cook is taking out galena from
his lodes on Dewdney creek. There are
others at work on that slope. Work on
the Indiana and Treasure mountain is
continuous.
WORKSTOPS ONROAD
OWINO TO MONEY
I   BEING SHY
MOVING PICTURES
Princess Theatre holds the crowd
nightly and the pictures maintaiu a high
standard of excellence. The true to life
presentation of a modern circus last Sat -
urday night was the leading number of
some good films. The procession of animals and the performances of some of
them were most interesting and attractive. Dignan Bros, have put a show and
picture entertainment before the public
that is worthy of generous patronage and
everyone has some complimentary comment after a visit to the Princess. See
the movies and wear a smile that wotigt
come off.
COALMONT LOOMS UP
One bright and cheery aspect gives
hope for a revival of the town of Coalmont which has lately been suffering in
common with other towns from mouey
stringency and general depression. The
Columbia Coal & Coke Co, has recently
nudergone reorganization and the new
management with a changed policy will
undoubtedly bring better days. With
such a spleudid quality of coal there is
no reason why Coalmont should not be
one of the liveliest towns in the interior.
Everybody is hopeful aud the prospects
are that coal mining will be carried on
on a large scale. Some changes in the
personnel of the new company have been
made and will be noted in Star when
verified.
EAST PRINCETON NOTES.
Offers are being received for a daily
mail service to East Princeton post office.
T. C. King will be first postmaster.
It is expected that the cement plant
will resume operations before the middle
of the month.
L. Droos is building an addition to his
residence.
A. Cox, chief engineer at the cement
plant, returned from Vancouver on Monday via Merritt.
J. Drummond, of the A. E. Howse Co.,
L'd., left on Tuesday for the coast on vacation.
GREAT SCENIC ROUTE
Closing of work ou the T. P. R. for the
season of 1913 has been much earlier
Lhan was anticipated, with yet two full
months of splendid working weather be
fore snowfall. MonevyCtringency is said
to be the cause hndjnis, no doubt, is the
real reason sincerfro government can ex
pend when receipts fall off below normal.
SupLTurjjer has followed the policy of
retrenchment necessary and yesterday
large gangs of men and outfits came into
town from Whipsaw and the camps beyond. General regret is felt for the suppression of this necessary work but no
doubt the government is prompted by
the be t of motives. Star makes the following extract from the Penticton Herald giving the impressions of J. C. Dufresne, C. E., who was recently over the
route'of ihe road making estimates ofthe
water power in the railway belt.
'This road,' said Mr. Dufresne, 'tra
verses one ofthe most beautiful countries
from a scenic standpoint I have ever had
the pleasure of travelling through. From
Princeton the road follows the Similkameen and Roche rivers to the Cambie ri
ver and over the divide. From thence it
goes down Muddy river to Skagit river,
striking the latter about 8 miles above the
boundary line, south of Steamboat
mountain. For about ten miles the road
winds along the banks ofthe Skagit and
then it goes up by the Kalisilkwa river
which is a tributary of the Skagit About twelve miles up this tributary it
crosses the divide to Silver creek following the latter to the Fraser which it
strikes about two miles beyond Hope.
The beauty of this country which no artist has yet pictured or writer has ever
made known is indescribable,' said Mr.
Dufresne.
That development will take place all
along the transprovincial highway is a
consequence of its construction as undoubtedly and owing to the richly mineralized nature of the country through
which it runs, it is certain that development in the next few years may be looked for along these lines.
the tunnels are numerous, none of them
are very long and all can be attacked at
once. The transport for material and
supplies will require an army of men and
many horses. Provision has already been
made for medical service by Dr. Ker who
will be assited by Dr. Whitehonse. Hospitals will be established at Hope and at
the Summit.
On Monday F. C. Hitchcock, general
manager for MacArthur Brothers co., established his headquarters temporarily in
the Empress Hotel and several days were
spent in assigning stations to tenderers.
The work will begin on A. F. McDonald's ranch, about a mile and a halt from
Hope across the Coquihalla river, where
a camp is now established. All necessary supplies have been ordered and will
be brought over the Canadian Northern
line. The first cars of supplies are expected to arrive on Monday.
C. C. Tinkler, general superintendent,
will supervise all the work from Hope.
His son, C. R. Tinkler, left yesterday
morning for the summit by way of
Spences Bridge and Merritt, and will
take charge of work beginning at the
east end of the contract.
The route by -the Coquihalla Canyon
has been selected and the work on the
first section will be rushed. Nine station
gangs will begin at once and will be accomodated at the first camp.
For the rapid prosecution of the work
it has been decided to build a wagon
road to Ladner's Creek, a distance of
about 17 miles. From there supplies
will be taken on by pack train. The
cost of construction ofthe wagon road is
estimated at about $200,000.
A. B. Bennett has taken the contract
for all the freighting and packing required for the whole of the construction
and is now buying horses for the teaming.
Mr. Tinkler states that, while every effort will be made to hasten the completion of the contract, the track across the
townsite of Hope, the bridge over the
Coquihalla and the first mile eastward
will be left to the last.—Yale Review.
RAILWAY POINTS.
Hope, Sept. 6.—Dirt has begun to fly
on the Kettle Valley Railway grade.
Nine station crews are at work on A. F.
McDonald's ranch and more are being
set to work as fast as accomodation can
be provided.
Mac Arthur Brothers have set themselves the task of completing their contract in 14 months.   Fortunately, though
LOCAL AND GENERAL.
The shooting season opened with some
fine bags of grouse.
Len Huston has a fine specimen of a
horned owl ou view in his window caught
by Geo. Aldous while raiding his hen-
ery.
Harry Heimbecker, rhe popular accountant for the Columbia Coal & Coke
Co , has gone to Ft. William. He will
be missed in hockey and lacrosse circles.
The extension of the rural delivery
system has resulted in the closing of 250
of the post offices in the small villages in
Canada. One office in an Ontario village
that has been established for 60 years
was closed last month. To keep pace
with the increase of settlers in the west,
178 new offices have been opened.
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THE     SIMILKAMEEN     STAK
September 12. i9«3
LOCAL AND GENERAL.
Dr, Kingston of Grand Forks was in
town this week on a business visit.
J. W. Bartlett, of Inchelium, Wash.,
has arrived in Princeton and expects to
become a permanent resident. In the
early days of Fairview he was engaged in
mining and other business.
Seth Emmerson of Inchelium, Wash.,
is a new arrival in Princeton and expects
to become a citizen.
W. J. Mitchell, diamond drill contractor for the B. C. Copper Co., was in town
Monday.
E D. Boeing with his force of bridge-
men is in readiness to demolish the old
bridge across the Tulameen but is delayed for want of specified lumber.
J, A. Osborne left on Tuesday for
Blairmore, Alta., where he is supeiin-
tending construction of a cement plant
similar to that at E. Princeton. Mr. Osborne states that notwithstanding contradictory reports he cau justify any work
he has done in connection with the E.
Priuceton cement works. He has an Ontario engineer's certificate and has .many
testimonials of ability to erect large cement plants.
Prof. Wirt, conductor of the Princeton
band, will give weekly dances accompau
ied by the Princeton   Orchestra   in   the
Thomas Hall on Saturday evenings from
9 to 12 p. m.
-Wm. Forbes had the misfortune to
break his leg as a result of being throwu
from a horse near Allison on Sunday last.
The horse stumbled in a hole and Mr.
Forbes   was   pitched   forward    to    the
ground, on rising the horse planted his
hoof on the lower part of his leg causing
the fracture.
RELIGIOUS SERVICES.
PRESBYTERIAN   CHURCH
Sunday next.
Sunday School at io a.m.
Evening Service at 7.30 p.m.
in the Court-house, Princeton.
Rev. J. A. Gillam, M. A. Pastor.
All are cordially invited.
Christian Science lesson sermon subject next Sunday : 'Substance.' Lay up
for yourselves treasure in heaven, where
neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and
where thieves do not break through nor
steal: for where your treasure is, there
will your heart be also. Matt. 6: 20, 21.
HORSEMEN 1
Mrs. W. Thomson of Keremeos, has a
prizewinning beautiful imported Perch-
eron stallion for sale, cheap for cash now.
Works like a gelding.
PERCY W, GREGORY
Assoc. Mem. Can. Soc. CE.
CIVIL ENGINEER
AND BRITISH COLUMBIA
LAND SURVEYOR
Star Building, PRINCETON, B.C.
t>KINCETON   LODGE
I.O.O.F. No. 53.
Regular meetings. 8 p
m., Thursdays,   .
Sojourning brethren welcome.      Hall situate in
Howse Bldgs cor. Bridge St. and Vermilion Ave.
B. Wilcox S. R. Gibson
Noble Grand Secretary.
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OF COMMERCE
SIR EDMUND WALKER, C.V.O., LL.D., D.C.L., President
ALEXANDER LAIRD JOHN AIRD
General Manager Assistant General Manager
CAPITAL, $15,000,000 REST, $12,500,000
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Interest at the current rate is allowed on all deposits of $1 and
upwards. Careful attention is given to every account Small accounts
are welcomed.    Accounts may be opened and operated by mail.
Accounts may be opened in the names of two or more persons,
withdrawals to be made by any one of them or by the survivor. ai
J. D. ANDRAS, Manager,PRINCETON BRANCH.
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OF CANADA
Incorporated in 1869
Head Office—Montreal, Que.
CAPITAL   PAID   UP—$11,500,000.
Reserve-$ 12,500,000 Total Assets-$ 175,000,000
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in Connection.   Accounts of Out of Town Customers
Receive Careful Attention.
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or nation are largely sustained and developed
by the nutrient qualities of the BEEF consumed. The Meat=eaters out class vegetarians
in   endurance,   strength and athletic agility.
P* Burns & Co*
Fleshers, Purveyors
Similkameen Beef cattle feed upon the tender
Bunch Grass and the juicy Alfalfa; the best
beefmakers in the vegetable kingdom. Steaks
and Roasts are the best produced. Hutton,
Pork, Butter, Eggs, Ham, Bacon,  Fish,   &c.
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Have  YOd Seen
our new line of
ROCKING CHAIRS?
We have some very nice ones on
our floor at present, neat in design,
well finished and a good variety  of
patterns to select from.
Prices   Range   from $3.50 to  $15
A. L. Wile's Furniture Store
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September 12, 1913
THE    SIM   LKAMEEN   STAR
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Princeton
Picture Show
Dignan Bros.
Complete change of program Monday, Wednesday, Friday. Good,
Clean Entertainment. Nothing to
offend.
If onr show pleases you, tell others; If not, quietly tell us.     *
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Prices:
Children 15c. Adults 25c
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AT
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Agent for Nelson Club and Knsko-
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Ice Cream, Sodas, Confectionery
IRWIN BLOCK    -
J. L. HUSTON,   -    -    Prop.  <
Hotel Princeton
SWANSON & BROOMFIELD, Props:
Now completed  on site of the old
Great  Northern.    Only  brick
hotel in Siuuilkameen.    A
first class house.
First Class room and board
Wines, Liquors, Cigars
PRINCETON,
B.C,
NEW WESTMINSTER FAIR
A feature of the provincial exhibition
which will be held in New Westminster
fioni September 30 until October 4 inclusive, will be the exhibit of stock from
the provincial colony farm at Mount Co
quitlam. These fine specimens of thoroughbreds, which have been gathered at
an expense of thousands of dollars, in
eluding clydesdales, shires and hackneys
and some of the best of the exceedingly
fine holstein cows, will be on exhibition
only aud will not enter any of the competitions. Dr. C. E. Doherty, under
whose auspices the stock has been obtained has decided to enter the animals
for competition only at shows outside the
province and they will be seen at the In
ternational Stock Show at Detroit in November and December.
Not an old-fashioned beautv show but
a new contest of correct proportions, fine
human mechanism and intelligence.
That is the way the better babies contest
is described and that this feature of the
exhibition will be a success is assured bv
the fact that it is being held under the
auspices of the Local Council of Women.
D.G.    cCURDY
BEAL ESTATE
Fire  and   Life   Insurance
  Specialty  	
EAST PRINCETON LOTS
EAST  PRINCETON
B.C.
WATER NOTICE.
For a licence to take and use
water.,
Notice is hereby given that The British
Columbia Copper Co Ltd. of Greenwood,
B. C, will apply for a licence to take
and use ten miners inches (10) of water
out of Lost Horse Creek, which flows in
an easterly direction through Lost Horse
Gulch and empties into Wolf Creek, near
the Frisco Mineral Claims.
The.water will be diverted at or near
this notice and will be used for mining
purposes, on the land described as Frisco
and other mineral claims in which the
applicant has interests.
This notice was posted on the ground
on the 19th day of August 1913. The application will he filed in the office of the
Water Recorder at Ashcroft, B. C.
Objections may be filed with the said
Water Recorder 6r with the Comptroller
of Water Rights, Parliament Buildings,
Victoria, B. C.
THE BRITISH   COLUMBIA  COPPER j
COMPANY, LTD., Applicant.
b;>     E. BERRYMAN
Agent.
BIG BLAST AT MOTHER LOBE
The big blast which was set off at the
Mother Lode mine near Greenwood not
long ago resulted in the breaking, of
thousands of tons of ore, enough to keep
the British Columbia Copper company's
smelter going for several nronths to come.
For several weeks past careful preparation was being made by a force of men
under Superintendent Norcross. It required the drilling of several hundred
holes and 24^ tons of 40 per cent, dynamite were used. The shock of the blast
shook the country for miles around, and
broke a few_windows in Greenwood, but
it did no further damage. Every pos
sible precaution was taken to get all persons working at the mine to a safe distance. The blast was set off by an elec
trie battery. This method of mining
has been carried on in* the Boundary for
years, but the blast on the first of the
month was a record breaker.
WHEAT NEAR LATITUBE 62
Perfect samples of Pishops and Marquis wheat grown by Gerald Card at Fort
Simpson, on MacKenzie river, just south
x>f latitude 62. and six hundred miles far
ther riorth than Edmonton, have been received by Chas. S. Hotchkiss, Publicity
4gent for Alberta. The wheat was sown
May ist, but did not germinate until
May 15th. There was no frost during
the whole season and complete ripening
is estimated at 108 days. Card says he
has had just as great success with, oats
aud barley and believes that the grain
would have grown just as well two hundred miles farther north.
A clergyman was reasoning with one of
his parishoners with regard to taking the
pledge, adding: 'You won't be safe until
you do. Have .you ever seen a teetotaller
drunk?'
'Begorra, your reverence, I've seen lots
of people drunk, but I couldn't say
whether they were teetotallees or not.'
An Irish woman beiug asked, 'What
did ye see in Jim that maue ye tie yer-
self to him?'quaintly replied, 'Shure he
was tormentin' the life out o' me, and I
just married the omadaun (fool) to get
rid of him!'
Mining men in the Bridge River section, Yale district, have long felt it a
grievance that such a large proportion of
the working season should be spent in
trips to town to record locations and
work.   The round trip is 140 miles.
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NOTES AND COMMENTS.
It is very regrettable that the
stopping of work on the transprovincial trunk road was made necessary by the Stringency of the times,
Nicely started and giving hope of
transportation to the languishing
raining camps along its route there
^:ould be but one feeling of profound
regret for cessation of a work
which is the most important yet undertaken by the department of public works. The setback to development in a general way will be felt
throughout the length and breadth
of the province as a result of the
delay in construction. As a matter
of policy and economy the government is justified in the steps taken.
It is all to be attributed to that one
obnoxious word 'stringency' which
necessarily must have a string on
money or its equivalent.
Problems, vital to every new
town, confront owners of property
aud all others who take an interest
in the location which they have
chosen as their home and future
place of livelihood. First to be
considered and of most importance
is the organization ofthe community into a municipality. Without
the concentration of effort along the
fundamental lines in the rearing of
a town very little can be accomplished. The gradual development
of a town requires judicious effort
and harmony among the various elements. A first consideration is
population and then the work of or-
ganizaiion follows of necessity. It
is possible that Princeton may be
ripe for organization within this
next year and when it is accomplished a big increase in values will
follow.
Money at 6 per cent, interest and
investment in any industrial enterprise which will return 25 per cent,
seems a safe proposition. A man
in Missouri refused such a loan and
is now working on railroad construction at $3 per with certain deductions for various monthly  dues.
Universal peace will never dawn
while fighting jingoes go around
witb chips on their shoulders daring anyone to knock one off.
BILL MINEE PASSES
A despatch from Milledgeville, Ga.,
announces the death at the Georgia
state prison farm on Wednesday the 3rd.
inst., of Bill Miner, robber and jail-
breaker, whose picturesque career included clashes with the law of Western
Canadian provinces, especially British
Columbia. His carrer commenced 60
years ago, when he left his native state
of Kentucky for the west. One of his
last train holdups was on the Canadian
Pacific railway at Ducks. He was sentenced with two companions to life imprisonment in New Westminster prison
from which he escaped a year later.
[Bill Miuer was well known in Princeton and was a frequent caller at the Star
during the years of his rendezvous in
these parts. He was dignified in manner
and stature, was a good mixer, told the
latest story and won or lost at poker with
perfect eclat. Bill, or 'Mr. Edwards,' the
name he assumed here, was rated in Princeton as a prosnerous Texas farmer, but it
seems he took stock in railways as a
means of speculation. He was a seasoned crim. and inveigled Shorty Dunn into
his gang.—Ed.]
TRANSPROVINCIAL ROAD
Two years ago, while the mining excitement in the Skagit river valley was at its
height, there was an agitation for the
conversion of the western half of the
Similkameeu trail into a wagon road.
But the Public Works department had
already selected the Silver Creek route
for the Provincial Highway and the demonstration that the Steamboat Mountain mine was a fraud discredited all mining enterprises in the district. The Canadian Pacific and the Canadian Northern
railways afford communication with the
coast and interior; the Kettlg Valley and
V. V. & E. railways will give access to
the Nicola and ' Similkameen districts,
and the Silver Creek road, when completed, will provide a pleasure route for
tourists^ but none of these will bring the
mineral wealth of Skagit Valley any
nearer to market.
The Twentieth Universal Peace Conference which opened at the Hague on
August 20th adopted three resolutions,
the first containing a request that the
question of the restriction of armaments
be included in the program of the next
International Hague Conference; the
second protested against the sinister influence of persons interested iu armament
industries; the third recomended the
consideration by peace societies of the
draft of a general treaty for gradual disarmament
CARD OF THANES
Sincere thanks   are   extended   to   the
many friends who by their kindness  and
sympathy expressed   sympathy   the   bereavement borne upon our home.
W. C. McLEAN.
Princeton cool & Land Co.
The above company hereby gives
notice that on and after October 1st,
J9I3, the prices on coal from their
mine will be as follows:-
LUMP No. I grade $5 at the mine
LUMP No. 2 grade $4. at the mine
HORSEMEN!
Mrs. W. Thomson of Keremeos, has a
prizewinning beautiful imported Perch-
eron stallion for sale, cheap for cash now.
Works like a gelding.
if
EAST PRINCETON
gB. C. Portland Cement Co. Ltd.
United Empire Mining Co.
Mining and Manufacture,
Foundations Of The Town Of
EAST   PRINCETON
The recent opening and operation of this
large industry will be followed by rapid development. It is the only cement factory on
the mainland of B. C. The product can be
used as soon as made and is the best science,
skill and mechanical invention can produce.
M    Ai    Ai    Ai    Af
The beginning of an ever expanding payroll. Your opportunity to invest in EAST
PRINCETON real estate is right now.
Delay and procrastination never made any
person independent in this world's goods.
&    &    Ai    Af    Af
Homeseekers and Investors
May Obtain All Information
_''-/•"--;/" FROM, • ■• ..■■; .   . .
C. R. BRIGGS,  §
615 Hastings St., W
.;;:     VANCOUVER j
or D. (L McCurdy, East Princeton."
WRm
September 12, 1913
THE     SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
■      ||K.   The  '    Ijf,
Fruit Season
is now on and we are
prepared to supply yon
-      ,v   . with    -."11. - _
t&°*&v£** S£ji&5       *
FRUIT for
J CANNING
WE CARRY THE FAHOUS
BOYD=MASON FRUIT JAR
THOMAS BROS.
SCIENCE AHD INVENTION
The First Lord ofthe British Admiralty, reporting on the growth of the British navy, recently stated that the navy
would increase in the next eighteen
months as follows: A torpedo boat destroyer once a week for the next nine
months, a light cruiser every thirty days
for the next twelve months, and a super-
dreadnought of the latest type every forty-five days for the next eighteen months.
A consular report states that the Minister of education at Athens has opened negotiations for an early installment of no
fewer than 4,000 natural color moving
picture machines, with supplies of film,
for use in the State schools^
In an admirable publication read by E
B. Milner before a technical society, the
writer draws attention to the need for a
scientific investigation of the stresses to
which the roadbed of a railway is subjected. He quotes from an investigation
made by O. E. Selby, in which that
anthority found that after careful consid
eration of rail-loading, tie bending, tie-
bearing, depth of ballast^ etc., the structure *br a loading of 60,000 per axle
should be: Ties 7 inches deep, 9 inches
wide and 9>% feet long, spaced 20 inches
apart; the width of the roadbed, 24 feet
for single track; ballast 12 inches of stone
and 12 inches of gravel. The rail should
be 7 inches high with a 6-inch base.
It is stated that passenger airship service is to be established in England by a
company which will be capitalized at $1,
250,000. The airships are to travel from
London to Brighton, Manchester, Birmingham, and Paris among other places.
Plumbing and Heating, Sheet Metal
work, Tinsmiihlng
STnp cornef Angela Av. and Bridge St., in 'Murdock's blacksmith shop'
I   ■:!>   T. DIGNAN /
sjk PRACTICAL WORKMAN—PROPRIETOR
Work Guaranteed Consult us about your work
>****************^fc!>*******4
I North west Home &
Loan company -
x
x
f
<| CAPITAL
-      $100,000.00
Head Office, Winnipeg, Man.
1
% LOANS FROM $500 to $10,000 TO
♦♦♦       BUY OR BUILD A HOME
¥ Do you own a home?   If no:, con-
%    sider our plan and STOP RENT
VJIoney   Loaned   at    5  p.c.  yearly
X Interest.    Write or consult
f J. F. WADDELL, Agent, Princeton, B.C.
60   YEARS'
EXPERIENCE
POPULATION GROWS jj
New arrivals in Canada during the
first four mon Jhs ofthe fiscal year in
creased the population by slightly over a
quarter of a million. The features of the
figures for the four months, April ist to
July 31st, issued today, are an -increase of
20 per cent, in the arrivals from all
countries, a big increase in the immigration to Canada from Great Britain and a
falling off in the number of Americans
who have crossed the border to make
their homes in the Canadian west. The
total immigration during the four
months was 250,906, made up of 99,101
,British, 54,040 Americans and 97,765
from all other countries. During the
four corresponding months of the last fiscal year the total number was 209,642
composed of 83,318 British, 65,900 Amer-
ericans and 60,424 from all other countries, s-vjvll
SPECIALS.
K. C. BROWN
Barrister and Solicitor
Notary Public, Etc.
PRINCETON,   -    B.C.
BRITTON BLOCK
Trade Marks
Designs
Copyrights Ac.
Anyone sending a sketcb and description may
quickly ascertain our opinion free whether an
invention Is probably patentable. Communica.
tlons strictly confidential. HANDBOOK on Patent*
•ent freQ. Oldest agency for securing patents.
Patent? taken through Munn & Co. receive
tpeciol noiice, without charge, in the
Scientific Jftiterican,
A handsomely illustrated weekly. Largest dr.
culatton of any scientific journal. Terms, $3 t
year; four months, $1. Sold by all newsdealers.
$(JNN & Co.36,Bfoadwa*'New York
Branch Office- 625 F St.. Washington, D. 0
FRANK BAILEY, M.C.M.I.
Mining Engineer
Seventeen years' experience in
British Columbia.
BOX 102
PRINCETON, B.C.
BRICKS FOR SALE—Good quality.
Apply Max Wilson.
FOR SALE—I have 40 shares of B. C.
Portland Cement Company's: ^stock of
Princeton, B. C, which I will sell for
$50 per share. WM. H. KAYE, 421 Exchange Bank' Bldg. Spokane, Wash.
FOR SALE—Lot 3, block 25, Vermilion Ave., with 6-roomed house and barn,
etc.   Apply on premises
BREAD—Good homemade bread
supplied at T. Knudson's, Tapton avenue.
Try it and be convinced.
HEADQUARTERS for
SCHOOL SUPPLIES.*
TEXT BOOKS   «*
SCRIBBLERS   j*
EXERCISE BOOKS
PENS   ^
PENCILS   *
etc.|||||||l
PRINCETON DRUG
& BOOK STORE
Similkameen Hotel
SUMMERS & WARDLE
PROPRIETORS
NOTICE
Large and New building, well Furnished and Plastered*; Comfortable ; Quietude.-^^
Sample  Rooms, spacious, in hotel'.
Hotel is situatje^Lnear.-Great.Northern Railway station.
Vermilion Avenue,
Princeton, B.C.
DOMINION HOTEL
D. McRAE, Proprietor
TULAMEEN,  B.C.
LIVERY IN CONNECTION
Miners',   Prospectors'   and Travelers' Home
RATES : $1 to $2.50 per Day
THE GATEWAY TO THE
Tulameen Gold and Platinum Mines.
MAIL CONTRACT
In the matter of the Estate   of Henry
Nash Rogers, deceased, 'ate of Princeton.
All persons having claims against the
above estate are required to send particu
lars thereof, duly verified, to the undersigned on or before the 20th day of Sept-
■tember, 1913, after which -date - the administrator will proceed to distribute the
estate according to law, having regard
only to such claims of which he shall
then have had notice.
-Dated at Princeton, B. C, this 8th day
of September, r.913.
J. B. WOOD.
Administrator of said Estate.
Sealed Tenders, addressed to the Postmaster
Generil, will be received at Ottawa until Noon,
on Friday tht iqth day of September, 1913, for
the conveyance of His Majesty's Mails on a proposed Contract for four years twice per week
each way, between Granite Creek and Great
Northern Railway Station at Coalmont from the
Postmaster General's pleasure. Printed notices
containing further information as tl conditions
of proposed Contract may be seen and blank
forms of tender may be obtaiued at the Post Offices of Granite Creek and Coalmont and at the
offie of the Post Office Inspector.
JOHN R. G^EENFIEI,D
Post Office Iuspector.
Post Office Inspector's Office.
Vancouver, B. C, 8th August, 16I3.
Priest
Photographer
Princeton
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 THE     SIMILKAMEEN     STAR
September 12, 1913
GUNS AND AMMUNITION
BUILDERS'
SUPPLIES
PRINCETON PIONEER
HARDWARE STORE
KING   AND|GIBSON
General  Hardware
CEMENT,  LIME
AND PLASTER
BLACKSMITH
COAL
' COALMONT HOTEL I
COALMONT, B.C.
First-class accommodation
for all guests
Hotel is new and well famished.
Near station
Excellent cuisine and bar supplied
with the best
The Coalmont Hotel Co., Ltd. $
9
NOTICE
My wife having left my bed and board
without just cause and contrary to my
wishes this is to notify the public that I
will not be responsible for any debts contracted by her.       £red. H. OELRICH.
Princeton, August 22, 1913.
LIQUOR LICENCE ACT
Section 48
Notice is hereby given that on the 28th day of
August next application will be made to the. Superintendent of Provincial Police for the transfer
of the licence for the sale of liquor by retail in and
upon the premises known as the Granite Creek
Hotel situate at Granite Creek, British Columbia,
from Herb' rt Goodisson to Foxerowle P. Cook of
Granite Creek. British Columbia.
HERBERT GOODISSON.
Holder of Licence,
FOXCROWLE P. COOK,
Applicant for Liceuce.
:    28th July, 1913
CARPENTER AND UNDERTAKER
The undersigned has followed the above lines of business for the past
dozen years in Princeton and
will continue the same.   I
will be glad to receive orders
and will give them prompt attention.  Residence and shop at foot of
BILLITER AV. on Tulameen River
W.  Sm   WILSON
HOTEL TULAMEEN
KIRKPATRICK & MALONE
PROPRIETORS
Modern in Equipment and
In All Its Appointments!!
BATH ROOriS, ETC.
Commercial j* Sample *** Room
GOOD ATTENTIVE SERVICE
Headquarters for Mining Men
Try a Star Special.
MODEL
P-  LIVERY
-«|' STABLE
& AUTO GARAGE
PRINCETON, B. C.
Freight and Passenger
Transportation
AUTO SERVICE —TOURS
& TRIPS ARRANGED
TO ALL PARTS
STAGE MEETS  ALL  TRAINS
W. S. GARRISON
Princeton & Tulameen
L. T. JOUDRY
EXPERT
Watchmaker
Watch, Clock and   Jewelry repairing
promptly and neatly executed.
All Work Guaranteed.
Satisfaction given or money
refunded.
Careful attention given to all
Mail Orders.
M^^^^SAMA^AAA^^^MA^V«M^^W
The Princeton
Livery I Feed
N. HUSTON, Prop'r
'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.
D. M. FRENCH
Undertaker and
Funeral Director
All kinds of Coffins and Caskets on hand
Vermilion Av. op. Similkmeen Hotel
WIDE WORLD
• Sif.ii- TFroia   Page   1.
The illness of the children of Mayor
Riddle, of Atlantic City, New Jersey,
having been traced to impure candy, a
pure food expert was called in who
found glucose and coal-tar colorings employed. The candy is manufactured by
a New England concern rated at half a
million dollars already twice prosecuted
for using arsenic in its product, yet escaping with nominal fines. This concern
also was found to have used shellac as a
coating, and was refused permission to
exhibit at a Connecticut pure food show.
A syndicate of Calgary and Minneapolis capitalists, of which O. G. Devenish
ish is the head, will shortly commence
the erection of what is claimed will be
largest flour mill in jhe British empire.
It will be built in four units to cost
$1,400,000, and when all units are completed will -have a capacity of 6,000 barrels of flour per day. Work on the first
unit will be commenced immediately,
Mrs. Emmiline Pankhnrst, leader of
the mtlitant suffragettes, will make a
visit to the United States, when her
health is restored, according to an an-
ouncernent made recently. She will address meetings in New York, Philadelphia
and Chicago on suffrage with special reference to the white slave traffic.
The Gilbert Hunt company of Walla
Walla, Wash., will locate a large plant at
Medicine Hat, Sask., for themanufacture
of threshing machines, for feed mills and
farm machinery, according to a statement
made recently by Gilbert Hunt, head of
the firm who arrived there swo weeks ago
after an extensive tour of the west. The
plant, he says, will employ between 500
and 600 men.
Organizer Braley of the Provincial Retail Merchants' association is at work securing signatures from members to a
petition addressed to Premier Scott. In it
the request is made that a general debt
court be created in Saskatchewan similar
to the one in vogue in Ontario.
The city council adopted a charter amendment which will put into force in
Calgary universal suffrage, the only qualification being that the voter male or female, must be able to read the second
reader in use in the schools of Alberta.
The amendment had back of it practically every organization of women in the
city.
Princeton Carriage
And Iron Works
H. E. McOILLIVARY, Prop.
Horseshoeing, Etc*
General Blacksmithing.
Carriage Bonding and Repairs
Am, Work Neatly & Promptly
Phone 28 Executed.
F. P. COOK
General Merchant
Miners' outfitter
Princeton, Granite Creek,
Coalmont
OLDEST ESTABLISHED
COUNTY   COURT—YALE
A sitting ofthe County Court of Yale will be
held at the Court House, Princeton, Wednesday
8th day of October I9i3,st the hour of 2 o'clock in
the afternoon.   By command.
HUGH HUNTER,
auis Registrar County Court.
WATER NOTICE
For a licence to take and use water.
Notice is hereby given that The Tulameen Gold
and Platinum Ltd- of 536 Hastings St., W. Vancouver will apply for a licence to take and-use 800
cubic feet per second of water out of Siniilkameen
River which flows in a northerly direction through
"the Similkameen division of Yale and empties into
Okanagan River near Oroville.
Thp water will be diverted about half a. mile
south of the mouth of Copper Creek and will be
used^for power purposes on the land described
within a radius of 100 miles of Princeton.
. This notice was posted on the ground on the 30th
day of July, 1913, The application will be filed
in the oflice of the Water Recorder at Ashcroft.
Objections may be filed with the said Water Recorder or with the Comptroller of Water Rights,
Parliament Buildings, Victoria, B. C.
THE TULAMEEN GOLD & PLATINUM LTD
Applicant.
By E. E. Emmons, Agent.
I   ...Hotel...   I
loner ml
X
TULAMEEN, B.C.
X       Good Fishing, Boating
♦** Mining Center
I iwps. E. J. Henderson
9
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PRORIETOR
*************************************J**********************J*J*****J**AA
Synopsis of Coal Mining Regulations.
COAL mining rights ofthe Dominion, in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, the Yukon
Territory, the-JSTgrth-west Territories and in a
portion ofthe Province of British Columbia, may
be leased for a term of twenty-one years at an
annual rental- of $1. an acre. Not more than
2,56o acres will be leased to one applicant.
Application for a lease must be made by the
applitcant in person to the Agent or Sub-Agent
ofthe district in which the righjs applied for
are situated. '$£&§&
In surveyed territory the land must be des
cribed   by   sections,   or   legal   sub-division o
sections, and in unsurveyed territory the tract
applied for shall be staked out by the applicant"
himself.
Each application must be accompanied by a
tee of $5. which wtll be refuuded if the rights
applied for are not available, but not otherwise.'
A royalty shall be paid on the merchantabfe
output of the mine at the rate of five per cent per
ton.
The person operating the mine shall'furnish
the Agent with sworn rerurns .accounting for
the full quanity of merchantabl e coal mined
and piy the royalty . thereon. If the coal
mining rights are not being operated, such
returns shonld be furnished at least once a
year.
The lease will include the coal mining rights
only, but the lease may be permitted to purchase whatever available surface rights may
be considered necessary for the working of the
mine at the rate of {10.00 an acre.
For full information^ application should be
made to the Secrstary of the Departmeut of
the Interior, Ottawa, or to any Agent or Sub-
Agent of Dominion Lands.
W. W. CORY
Deputy Minister of the Interior.
N. B.—Unauthorized publication   of  this at
vertisment will not be paid fo*-
NOTICE
TO  DELINQUENT CO-OWNER
TO GEORGE B. COWAN—Take notice that unless you do pay, within 91 da3 s from the date
hereof, the sum of $1300 being your proportion
of the expenditure required for the years 1901,
1902,1903, 1904,1905,1906, 1907, I908, 1909, 1910,
iqii, iqi2, by Section 24 of the Mineral Act, upon
the Celtic Chief and Empress mineral claims,
situate at Summitt Camp in the Similkameen
mining division, Yale District, B. C., together
with interest and all costs of this notice, to the
undersigned, your co-partner in the said mineral
claims, your interest in the said claims shall become vested in the undersigned who has made
the required expenditure.
CHARLES   CONNELL
Dated this 16th day of July, 1913.
VIENNA BOABDING HOUSE.
Rooms and firstclass board by the day,
week or month. Street in rear of court
house. .Miss Schotzko.
September k§ 1913
THE    SIMILKAMEEN   STAR
7
SMILES
The self-made man was speaking. He
said. 'My father was a raiser of hogs.
There was a large family of us.' And
then his voice wa9 drowned in the applause.
The snbject that was b^ing talked in
Washington related to the proper training of children, whice reminded Congressman Oscar Calloway of Texas of an
incident which occurred in  one  of the
small towns in his State.
For the fifth time, the Congressman
said, a colored boy was., arrested on a
charge of appropriating chickens, and
the magistrate decided to try an appeal
to the lad's father.
'Look here, Rastns,' said the Magistrate, when the father appeared in court,
•this is the fifth time your son Ebenezer
has been in this court, and I am tired of
seeing him here.'
'I don't blame yo', Jedge,'   responded
the father a litte sadly, Tse tired ob see
ing him here myself.'
'Xhen why don't yon teach him how to
act?' demanded the magistrate. 'Why
don't you show him the right way?'
'Say, Jedge,' earnestly replied the
father, 'I hab done gone and show dat
boy de right way a dozen times, bnt
somehow he alius gets caught with the
chickens on him.'
Returning from school the other after-
that she had learned how to punschate.'
'Well, dear;' said her mother, 'and how
is it done?' 'Why, when you write 'Hark'
you puta hatpin after it; and when you
ask a question you put a button-hook.'
Blobbs—I suppose there are times
when all doctors have to give superfluous treatment.
Slobbs—Yes: I once knew one who prescribed a nerve tonic for a man who
turned ont to be a book-agent.
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September 12, i9«3
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Princeton CM I Land Co.
JSsd eatfj -Bv'J   foi
tffcf*»4tfntfiih,
Fiire Reasons, For You To Invest In Princeton
'Jo?'
411
  .—.—
Because Princeton   is the
Center of a Coaj£  Ore   and
Jilacer ]\pning District*
*&*jfc_
Because There are Splendid
Opportunities for fflanufact=
uring Industries.
<P»'
Because the Surrounding Country is Adapted For Cattle, Horse,
and Sheep Raising. Farm, Garden and Poultry Products Finer, a
Ready Market at High Prices, at Princeton. 9 Climate and Water are
Excellent.   School and Church Facilities are the Best in the Similka*
meen Valley.
tj**d*r
Unlimited Water Power,
Rivers and Creeks Afford
Millions ot Horse Powe*,
Now RunningKWaste*
Two Railroads Building to
sag
Coast. Great Transprovincial
Trunk roadsRivers andRoads
converge here*
Write or Consult, En Waterman, Resident Mgrn
El ^ £    "^       II      ^     f*' 0
PHNCETIN 1CIM! I LAW CO.
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