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Rich Priuceton Placers Produce Platinum and Gold.
LKAMeen
Look beyond the clouds: Gloom is only bad digestion.
Placer Mining in Princeton District has been almost continuously carried on for past forty years by whites and Chinamen, during
which time thousands of miners won the ever alluring gold: It is still here awaiting modern machinery and the railway to transport it.
PRINCETON, B.C., WEDNESDAY,  JANUARY 20, 1909. $2 a Year in Advance
Vol. X. No. 4:
RICH GOLD DREDGING
Placers in this Section Believed
Valuable Dredging on
Large Scale.
Primitive Rocker Suitable Only for
Old Romantic Gold Hunting of
Early Days.
Regarding the placers of Princeton
district there seems to be no two opinions as to their high values in gold and
platinum Eveiy season at low watei
mineis may be observed at work on the
rivers and creeks, showing that pay dirl
is still found and workable with the
primitive rocker. The inference is, that
if this old-fashioned hand process will
pty, how very much more profitable
would be the modern giant gold dredgers
in auriferous districts. Some prospectors
are of opinion that the ground is too
bouldery for dredging, others think that
a dredge with powerful hoisting appliances will work rougher ground than is
possible by hand and have good profit.
In the absence of any recognized authority on the dredging capabilities and
value of our placers it would seem to be
the duty of either the federal or provincial government to determine the dredging question definitely. It would be the
source of vast public revenue if dredging were once established, the ground,
including benches, being practically un
limiied. The Board of Trade might
here interpose i's friendly offices and ask
one or both governments conjointly to
make technical investigation of Princeton placers and report thereon.
L. C. Wynne, M.E , who, over a yeai
ago, was assayer in Ptinceton, and has a
thorough acquaintance with the mineral
resources of this district was recently
interviewed by the Rossland Miner,
which says : " L. C. Wynne, M.E., spent
three years in the Similkameen valley
and while there n;a le examinations of
the placers. He thinks there are areas
there which offer alluriug advantages for
dredging operations. In speaking about
dredging in the Sirnilkatnetn valley he
s lid :"
"Since the days of the first gold rush
into the Similkameen valley, following
the earlier discovery of placers on the
Fraser river, placer mining has been
carried on to some extent in several
parts of the valley. There have been
a e m attempts to work deposits of gravel above Princeton hydraulicly The
Vermilion Forks M. & D Co. spent
considerable money at a point about
four miles above Princeton on a hydraulic proposition, but the venture was
not a financial success. Water for hy-
draulicing was not sufficient, and the
isolated   position   with   regard  to source
of supplies helped to make the work
too costly. The values in the gravel are
supposed to have been about 25 cents per
cubic yard in the poorest parts.
"At Ashnola, higher up the river.
Captain Scott (a retired sea captain),
operating for the Anglo-American Co.,
attempted to hydraulic a large bank,
bringing water from Whipsaw creek,
for the purpose, but a complete lack of
mining knowledge rendered this enterprise a failure. •
'• At many points along both the Similkameen and Tulameen rivers there
are large flats, which, provided they
carry sufficient values, would be ideal
locations for a modern paddock gold
dredge
" There is an abundant acreage, and
a dredge working out one flat could,
with very little expense, be moved u]
the river to another. The ground appears to be free from verv large boulders-
and buried tiee stumps, which often
prove a serious obstacle to paddock
dredging.
" Water sufficient for a dredge could
always be obtained from the river itself, either by pumping or by fiuming.
Fuel can be obtained at the collieries
at Princeton at $2 50 a ton. This is a
lignitic coal (classed by the U S. Geo
logical Survey as sub-bituminous) and
would make an excellent fuel for a producer gas  engine,  from   which  electric
(Continued on page 3.)
RAILROAD RAILS.
A welcome word has been received
from a reliable source that the steel for
the V., V. & E between Keremeos and
Princeton has been ordered and delivery
will shortly be made If the track is to
reach here by May something should be
moving soon.
A number of railway contractors have
completed their grading jobs and went to
headquarters at Keremeos for settlement.
With favorable weather camps will soon
be pitched in and about Princeton.
Construction on a line from Oroville to
Wenatchee will be begun in March. This
road will bring Princeton in touch with
many small towns in central and western
Washington, all of them requiring our
fine domestic coal.
OFFICERS INSTALLED.
The following officers were installed
recently in Princeton Lodge, No. 52,
I.O.O.F. : J. L. Huston, N. G.; J. O.
Coulthard, V.G.; Hugh Cowan, Rec.
Secretary ; P. E. Rowlands, Treasurer;
J: M. Wright, War.; Thos. Hughes, Con.;
Peter Johnson, R.S.N.G.; Luke Gibson,
LSN.G.; John Waddell, R.S.V.G.; D.
M. French,  L.S.V.G.; Thos. King, I.G.,
H.   Maguire,   R.S.S.;   —  ,   L-S.S.;
J. D. Lumsden, Chap. Installation was
conducted by D.D.G.M. Campbell and
G.M. Willarson.
LOCAL AND GENERAL
Newspaper Ekes Out Precarious Existence in the
Old Town.
It Feels Like Spring, But It Isn't—
Echoes of Wedding Bells and
Yet More.
Lawyer Wanted—A fine opportunity
for an energetic, qualified lawyer is presented in this progressive town. The
services of a legal gentleman are frequently in request but hard to procure
owing to the distance, 70 miles, to the
nearest barrister. Come early and hang
out the 'shingle,' then there can be no
regret for wasted opportunity.
A private letter received from Vernon
states that the cold there reached the
extraordinary minimum of 40 deg. below
zero. It is feared fruit trees have been
damaged.
When is the barbarous charivari to be
abolished ? Following a solemn and
religious ceremonial it seems too hideous
that a wedded couple should be annoyed
with all kinds of unearthly noises, and
finally held up for a treat. How much
better to serenade with music, if a demonstration must be made, and throw a
little rice, a slipper, confetti and some
kisses. It is a time to be merry but not
rudely boisterous,frightening timid brides
or neighboring sick. Let there be rational charivarii.
A real thaw has set in after the cold
snap. The weather is as balmy as spring
and quite acceptable.
Petitions are weighty documents and
held in much awe by some officials. It
seems, however, that weight was no hindrance to some thief getting away with
one last week. It is probably not the
first theft committed by the party as it
was neatly done, leaving no clue, so far.
Looking over a newspaper directory
it is observed that the Star is published
in the smallest newspaper town in North
Ameiica.
Trapper Leavitt was in town Monday
and reports very cold weather on the
Hope mountains where he had his ears
frozen. At Cambie creek there is 4 feet
of snow ; mouth of Roche river, 2 -feet;
Sunday creek, 2% feet, and Whipsaw
creek, 2 feet.
Mail matter is arriving very irregularly,
some of the coast dailies coming in
bunches of three st times. Xmas edition of the Illustrated London News has
not yet been received, etc.
The lecture, "Beauty," by Rev. Mr.
Conn on Monday night was well attended and appreciated.
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LADIES AID FORMED.
A meeting for the purpose of inaugurating a Ladies Aid in connection with
the church was held in the Manse last
week. The proceedings were enthusiastic and the following officers were appointed : President, Mrs. Conn; secretary-treasurer, (pending acceptance) Mrs.
Marlow. Meetings will be held fortnightly, the next on the 26th inst. at the
Manse. All ladies cordially invited.
Ten-cent tea will be served at 4 o'clock
p.m. Proceeds to go to funds of Aid.
The Ladies are prepared to receive orders
for plain and fancy work and hope to
receive liberal support.—Com.
t    HUGHES-RUTHERFORD.
Last Thursday evening at the Presbyterian manse a quiet wedding was celebrated by the Rev. J. Thurburn-Conn,
the high contracting parties being
Thomas Sidney Hughes and Mrs. Ada
Josephine Rutherford, both of Princeton.
Mr. and Mrs. McFadden supported the
bride and groom throughout the beautiful and impressive ceremony after which,
the joyous couple departed for their hai —
py home accompanied by best wishes and
congratulations of the company. They
were received at theit home, Endcliffe
Avenue, by Mesdames Sykes and Huston and a little later a large concourse
of friends arrived offering congratulations
and making merry over this the second
great event in life. The bride and groom
have many sincere friends, with whom
the Star joins in wishing much happiness
and prosperity.
WARDLE-LYALL
• At the residence of J G. Macdonell on
Monday, ipth iust., by Rev. J. Thurburn-
Conn, George E. Wardle to Margaret
Grace Lyall. In the foregoing sentence ■
record is made of a momentous event in
the lives of two' of our popular young
citizens. The groom has been a resident
of this section for many years, being a
pioneer in the business of which he is
now junior partner. In social and political circles he is held in esteem, always
exercising his influence for the welfare
of the town and the country as a whole.
The bride has many friends with whom
the Star unites in extending unfeigned
and soulful wishes for the joy and prosperity of the happy couple. The groom
was supported by J. R. Campbell, the
bridesmaid being Miss Nora Lyall, sister
of the bride.
Hedley will put on a mask on the 5th
of February—in other words there will
be high jinks in the bonanza town and
a strong contingent from Princeton will
help to make the ball a success.
An Epsom Salts mine at Oroville is
the latest in mining. Soda has been
a long time discovered in Cariboo and
sulphur in solution in many places and
soup springs at Welldo.   Great countryT
 THE     SIMILKAMEEN     STAR
JANTJAKY 20, I909
One Year
TH^^JTAR
SUBSCRIPTION RATE:
Payable in Advance.
$3.00
Subscribers will confer a /aVor on this office by
promptly reporting any change in address or
irregularity in receipt of their paper.
Advertising rates furnished on application.
Legal notices 10 and 5 cents per line.
Four weekly insertions constitute one month
advertising, v^i^ei
No transient advertisement inserted unless
accompanied with the cash.
ever varying-thing and no town
can be taken as a guide or criterion
for another. Surroundings, opporr
tunities, natural resources, location,
climate, and even scenery, have aj ^
bearing on the prices of real estate., ^
The future prospects of Princeton
enhance present values. Its mines
are permanent  and assured.    Coal
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Everybody buys
xmas Presents
mining alone will sustain a popula-
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PHOTOGRAPHER Portraits, &c
Photos of Families taken at their
Homes—Views of Princeton
and Surrounding Camus.
AMATEUR WORK FINISHED
Address    -     FRINCKTON. HC.
BUILD UP THE TOWN.
It  is   the  expectation  of every
■wide awake citizen that  next summer will mark a  new  epoch in the
history  of Princeton.    The certain
completion  of   the  V., V. & E. to
this  point  and  continuance of the
work beyond to the coast must give
impetus to every industry and business.    Increased* population   and a
payroll are the direct  results of the
evolution    produced    by    railroad
transportation.    And, although inducements superior to any of these
exist in our varied latent resources,
yet the railroad is a positive necessity   for  further  advancement and
the consequent introduction of capital.    It is well, therefore, with  the
goal  of our   expectations in sight,
to  reckon  ahead  and  prepare for
the new conditions.
To  accommodate   that   class  of
enterprising    business    men    with
small means who  are  early on the
spot in all revived frontier towns it
will be necessary  to provide suitable  buildings  in  central locations.
There  are  here, as  in   every new
town,   those  who  will neither sell
■their real estate nor  build  thereon,
who simply 'sit tight' that they may-
reap   the' advantage   of   another's
improvements and enterprise which
add value to   the   town as   a whole
and particularly to contiguous property.     It   is  believed,    however,)
that men will be found of sufficient1
business  foresight  10  not stand in
the way of their own  progress, for
nothing could be more suicidal than
the  dog-in-the-manger ' policy  referred  to.    The  successful men in
a.ny  town  or  city  are  those who
keep turning their investments over
frequently  or  improving  them   as
judicious    outlay   would  warrant.
-  Turning  would-be   citizens    away
from  the  town can be easily done
if  there be   no   welcoming   spirit
shown   by   those    already     estab-
It  is possible to stifle
select from.
Call Early and See the Goods
Perfumes
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9   Fancy Art assies   §
Toys •'
New Store New Goods
J.   R.   VrllliriFLLM
City Drug Store,    Bridge St.
tion of five thousand and  ore min
ing  with  allied  industries will, at
least,   swell   that   number    to   ten
thousand.    Prices of real estate are
not   yet  in   consonance   with thaUf*
calculation  but   it   affords  a basis j ^
upon which to draw comparisons.     , £
What town, in all the province or j *}
the west, we ask, has  coal and ore,   (■
gold   dredging,   ranching,   timber,  *j
etc., at its door ?    Exceptional con- j (J
ditions favor  good and firm prices. *jj
for    town    and    country   property' (*
and  it,   manifestly,   would   not be
fair   to   rate   Princeton   real   estate
with that of a- town possessing few1   $em   . .,^^^^_
Or none   of   the   tributary   resources i     In the matter of the Land Registry/ct,.-e lot
I 7, block it plan 55, Pmlcpton.
mentioned.       Each     citizen    should,     Whereas proof of the loss of Certificate of Titk
.  . , r   . .- 1 Number 9771a to the above  mentioned lauds, is-
OrganiZe    himselt    into a   Committee) sued ffl the name  of Uavid  Miller of Vernon, B.
f , , ,       .   . IC, ha* been filed in this office ; notice  i> hereby
Ot   One and See that every legitimate    given that Ishall at the expiration of one month
;     , , -I from the date of the first   publication    hereof.
inducement    and    encouragement  IS   issue a duplicate of sai.l Certificate of Title un-
,.        . ?• 11I less in the meantime valid objection bemadeto
given intending investors and those       '
aiming to engage in business.
Youl
need to eat meat if you want to
enjoy life.    We-have the best.
FlSH-SALriON,
I HALIBUT
*) - Fresh from the Sea.
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I SUMMERS & WARDLE
BUTCHERS
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me in writing.
Dated at Land Registry office. Kamloops. B.C.
this 22nd day of December, iqo8
W. H. EDMONDS,
District Registrar.
NOTICE.
NOTES AND COMMENTS.
Samuel Gompers, John   Mitchell
and Frank Morrison, head  officials
of   the     American   Federation   of
Labor,    have   been   sentenced   to
spend from six months to a year in
jail   on   a   charge   of contempt of
court.    This  sentence,   which will
of course, be appealed, is merely an
incident   in   the   Federation's fight
against "government by injunction''
as the 'contempt of court' was simply disobedience   to   an  injunction.
The  three were enjoined not to declare  a  boycott   against   a   certain
company ; they declared it just the
same, and so got into  trouble with
the court.    There is a great deal to
. 'AC i «■    u   iv.   *      1 E. Baker, F.M.O. JNo. 15^'uo»,nm«ii«, w v.-j	
De   Said   tor    ana    against    DOtn   in-< date hereof, to apply to the Minine Recorder for a
_j      t~        *.*.„            4.U      Certificate of Improvements for  the  purpose   o
junctions    and     boycotts,    One    the, obtaining a Grown Grant of the above claim.
c ■..   1 1    tv^      ..1 r      And further take notice that action, under sec-
weapon 01 capital and  the other ol ■   ----- 1 v,^™. thP.issuance o:
labor. Each is denounced as unfair by those who can't use it, but
it seems likely that as long as men
must fight, they will Use whatever1
weapon comes handiest. The!
Prince of Peace, whom all pretend
to worship, does not reign yet,
even in America.
Notice is given th'-.t thirty days after date I
intend to apply to the'Chief,Commissioner of
Lands and Works for a license to prospect for
coal on the following "described lands iu Yale
Division of Yale District on Nine-Mile Creek,:
Commencing at a post marked A. Wilmot's
coal location-post, placed at the southwest corner of Lot 230 and running north 40 chains, tast
So chains, north 4ocha.inr, wes'. 40 chaius, north
40 chains, west 40 chains, south 140 chains, east
40 chains north 20 chains, west 20 chains to
point of commencenient and containing 640
acres.. .». WII.MOT.   ;
J. J  O'Leary,
Located Nov. 19II1, iqoS.    . Agent.
Notice.
Certificate of Improvements.
Frieda, Cabin, Colorado Fr.,- Edward 7th, Fr.,
No's 6, Fr.: 7 Fr.: 2G. Fr. ard 27 Fr., min era)
claims, situate in the Similkameen mining division of YaU. Wh^re located : On Copper
Mountain.
Take notice that I, G. Evert Baker, Free Miner'5
Certificate No. B20055, acting for self and as agent.
for T. T. Burkhart, F.M.C. No. B20053 and Frieda I
E. Baker, F.M.C. No. B2C054. intend. 60 days from |
*u« Twririino- Reeorder for a
And further taKe noxice tutu, av-uwi.,
tion 37. must be commenced before the issuance of
such Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 19th of September. A.D. 1908.   " 39-48
Dissolution of Partnership.
THE PARTNERSHIP heretofore existing between "W. J   Kirkpatrick and  McCoskery Bros,
under the style of McCoskery S^'Kirkpatrick as -
hotelkeepei.s, has this day   been   dissolved by
mutual consent.
All accounts due to the firm are payable to
W. J. Kirkpatrick, who will receive ajl accounts
against the late firm. Accounts must be in hand
within 30 days from date.
*;;iv    W. J. KIRKPATRICK.    I
Princeton, December 12th, 1908.
NOTICE*.
Stables
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. 28r ; thence
north 10 chains along the E- line of Lot No. 281 ;
HUSTON   BROS.;  Props.
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
tainiug 40 acres more or less.
R. LAWRENCE.
Granite Creek, December 8th, iqo8.
lished in it   ,^^^__
all desire in the newcomer to invest 	
,<rr,., ,_ ii-.li.. ■      north 10 chains along tne it. une 01 ±.ut...«. »„. ,
by lack  of tactful  inducement and      It seems  now that the late presi-  thence E. 20 chains. thences. I0chains; thence satisfaction guaranteed
encouragement. dent of the  republic  of Venezuela w. 20 chains to place of commencement, con- ______»»———.
„, . , ,     ,        - .^ c u taining 40 acres more or less.
Ihere   is sure  to  be  a  lack ot went to  Europe on a twofold mis- D T1TCRKNCE
comfortable    four    to   six-roomed
dwelling  houses  in  the next  few
months.     There is opportunity for
safe investment  in  this line, with
good returns. With the town well
supplied as to residential and business structures, there remains only
the -terms and prices of real estate
to complete the inducements held
out to investors and those desiring
to become  citizens.    Prices  are an
sion : to escape  the bullets of those
he  defrauded    and  to   escape  the] _M ■—■■—_————
knives of the   surgeons, whom he. p      W' C\ 1? OV F 8S
held in suspicion  that  they might
cut deeper, than necessary.   The | Civil and Timing Engineer
papers say that a  successful' opera-1      g#   C.  Land    Surveyor
tion was  performed on him at Ber-1    „ £ ,
I     Examinations and   reports   made   on
lin   and  that  the instrument used  mines and prospects.
was an ordinary scalpel.    In Paris,      Has  a  thorough  knowledge   of  the
- ...       .~    j     ,-v, ,   ., Similkameen and Boundary Districts.
for men like  'Castor Oil,    thev use ,        ,
12 percent interest charged  on all ac-
the guillotine, a great cure-all. [ counts 30 days overdue.
"MODEL"
UVBY SUSIE
PRINCETON, B. C.
Variety  of  Rigs-Good   Roadsters-
Big Stables—Courteous Attention
to all Customers.
BR00MF1EIM GARRISON
Proprietors
^s
January 20, 1909.
THE    SIMILKAMEEN   STAR
RICH GOLD DREDGING.
From First Page.
power could be produced and furnished
10 the dredge. Timber to build the
dredge could be obtained on the spot.
" The depth of the gravel to bedrock
would not average over 20 feet, which is
easily within the range of a dredge. The
bedrock itself is also not too hard.
" With regard to values no definite
information can be obtained, but there
seems every reason to suppose that the
values would be good. When the V. F.
M. Co. worked, the average would hardly
be below 25c. A number of pits were
also made neat Ashnola over a considerable acreage, the average of which
was reported to be 30c. per cubic yard.
" On portions of the flat above the
town of Princeton, on the Tulamaen,
just above its junction with the Similkameen, considerable placer mining has
been done. The ground was worked by
white miners in the early days and reworked more recently by Chinamen.
" It is an acknowledged rule in dredging that ground worked over by whites
and Chinese will pay to work by a
dredge, the expenses of dredging being
so much less and the saving of gold so
far, more complete.
" Dredges in the Oroville district of
California can be operated at a cost of
about 8c. per cubic yard, and there is
every reason to suppose that dredging
in the Similkameen could be carried on
at a cost of about 12c. to 15c Any
ground, therefore, running 20c. per yard
would pay handsomely.
" All these flats are at present occupied as farm lands, chiefly raising hay.
The experience of California dredging
has shown, • however, that a dredge
leaves the land in better condition for
farming than before. By careful working the gravel is all replaced as before,
and the top soil also replaced.
"The outlay necessary to prove these
flats would not be excessive. One pit
per acre would have to be sunk.
" In addition to the river flats there
are also considerable stretches of actual
beds of both Tulameen and Similkameen '
rivers which could be dredged with every )
prospect of success.
" Much platinum has been found associated with all the placer gold in this
district, and this would form an additional source of levenue to a dredge."
TRANSFER OF LICENSE.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that I intend
to apply to the Supt ot Provincial Police.
Victoria, 6. C, for a transfer of the license held
by me for the Tulameen Hotel, Princeton, B. C,
to W. C. Fry.
SAMUEI. MCCOSKERY.
Princeton, Dec. 12, 1008.
THE CANADIAN BANK
OF COMMERCE
NOTICE.
THE KETTLE RIVER VALLEY RAILWAY
CO. 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.
BEAD  OFFICE, TORONTO
B. E. WALKER, President
ALEX. LAIRD, General Manager
ESTABLISHED 1867
Paid-up Capital, $10,000,000
Reserve Fund, -   5,000,000
NOTICE.
A GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS TRANSACTED AT ALL BRANCHES
DRAFTS AND   MONEY ORDERS sold, and money transferred by
telegraph or letter.
COLLECTIONS made in all parts of Canada and in foreign countries.
FOREIGN  BUSINESS.    Cheques and drafts on the United States,
Great Britain and other foreign countries bought and sold. 113
A. J. MARLOW, Acting Manager, PRINCETON BRANCH.
NOTICE is hereby given that I am applying
for a license to prospect for coal on the following
described land, viz.: Commencing at a post
placed io chains East of the nor'h east corner of
Lot 933, Kamloops Division of Yale District,
thence North 50 chains ; thence West 80 chains ;
thence South 50 chains ; thence East 80 chains
to point of commencement.
WM, S. WILSON.
December 28th. 1908.
NOTICE.
Notice is hereby given that sixty days from
date we are applying for a license to prospect
for coal on the followinardtscril t-d land, viz :
.Commencing' at a post placed at the S K corner of lot 1822, Similkameen division of Yale
district and • xtending thence east 80 chains,
north 80 chains, west 80 chains following trend
of Similkameen river thence south 80 chains to
point of cc nimencemeiit
The TJNITKD KMHRR CO.   T/t'd, TST.p.t,.
Pti W. C. McDougall.
Princeton, Nov. 30th, 1908.
PRINCETON   LODGE
I.O.O.F. No. 52.
Regular meetings, 8 p
^^. -^sss^        m., Thursdays.
Sojourning brethren welcome.     Hall situated in
Thomas Block.   •' Oddfellows Hall M
J. L. Huston, H. Cowan.
6 Noble Grand. Secretary.
§im!lameen fancy Saddlery Co.
HARNESS and SADDLES
Whips, Bits and Spurs
BOOTS and SHOES MADE TO ORDER
Harness Repairs and Boot Repairs Attended to.
First Class work
TIMKS
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Similkameen Lumber Co., Lia. \:
J. F. Waddell, Mgr.
ROUGH AND DRESSED LUMBER
All kinds  of mouldings made.      Orders promptly
attended   to.      For   further   particulars   apply   to
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S L EIG H S.
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.
It Pays to Advertise.
Best Candies, Nuis
Fresh Oysters
Tobaccos & cigars
oyster cocktails
J. F. WADDELL, Princeton.
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THOMAS BROS.
PRINCETON
GENERAL MERCHANDISE
Cadbury's Chocolates
Finest in the World
From 5c. to $2.50 a Box
Fancy Goods
—FOR—
XMAS
Groceries,' Boots  and  Shoes,
Hardware, Men's Furnishings,
Ladies' Dress Goods,
Stationery, Hats and Caps.
Full Line of Rubbers and
Overshoes.
Gasoline per Can $2.75.
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Interest Charged on Accounts 30 Days Overdue.
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Complete Stock ot Shell and Heavy Hardware
Sporting Goods and Contractors' supplies
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VANCOUVER, B. C.
F. W. GROVES
Civil and nining Engineer
B. C. Land  Surveyor
Examinations and reports made on
mines and prospects.
Has a thorough knowledge of the
Similkameen and Boundary Districts.
12 percent interest charged on all accounts 30 days overdue.
L MURCHIE "Eg"
PHOTOGRAPHER WMrans.sc
Photos of Families taken at their
Homes—Views of Princeton
and Surrounding Camps.
AMATEUR WORK FINISHED
Address   -    PRINCETON. RC.
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THE     SIMILKAMEEN     STAR
JANUAKY 20, I9O9
THE PHILOSOPHY OP LIFE.
Rats quarrel with greater ferocity in a
small place.
There are a few 'perfect* people in
every community—how they delight to
pick out the flaws in their neighbors.
Don't expect the preacher to "make
good" for the entire town—pray some
yourself.
Knowledge is power—without it no
no man can be a leader of men.
We measure otherswith our-own yardstick of india rubber, but refuse to use
it on ourselves.—'Man's inhumanity to
man makes countless thousands munrn.'
Pride, self righteousness and a lying
tongue do more mischief than all the
other evils of the busybodies combined.
The person who has toothache has no,
reason to borrow trouble.
A man never tells his wife to keep the
change ; he knows she will, anyhow.
The person who never gives sincere
praise, only flattery, has not yet done
anything praiseworthy. Praise without
stint, it is oil on the axle ot life and inspires to greater effort.
•It matters not what your parents and
ancestors were. A man's worth consists
m what he is, Genealogy cuts no.figure
with sensible people.
Great Northern
—— Hotel—
MANLEY & SWANSON, Props.
First Class room and boarS'--
Wines, Liquors, Cigars
Princeton, B. C.
WIMMS
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Best Canles, No
Fresh Oysters
Tobaccos & Cip
oyster cocktails!
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TULAMEEN, B.C.
win. J. Henderson
PRORIETOR
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FIRE ALARMS, &c.
Four sharp taps on the bell, with slight
pause between each four, will indicate
that the fire is in Ward r. Two sharp
taps, with pause between each two, will
locate the fire in Ward 2.
Continuous  moderate ringing of the
bell  w.ill be  used  lor meetings of any
kind,  for public demonstrations or fori
giving the correct time daily.   Toiling
for  the  dead  will   be  one stroke of the:
bell with measured  intervals  of ten sec-1
onds. ad.    i
60   YEARS'
EXPERIENCE
Trade Marks
Designs
Copyrights &c.
Anyono s6fldlng a sketch and description may
quickly ascertain our opinion free whether an
•Invention Is probably patentable. Communtca-
tlohsfltrlotlyconfldenttal. HANDBOOK on Patents
sent free. Oldest agency for securing patents.
Patents taken through Ilunn & Co. recelva
tpecial notice, without charge, in the
ie nwnm.
A handsomely illustrated weekly. Largest circulation of any scientific journal. Terms for
Canada, $£75 a year, postage prepaid. Sold by
all newsdealers*
fflUNN SCo.""-** New York
Branch Office, 625 V St, Washington. D. C
PRINCETON DIRECTORY.
FRESH FIGS AND DATES
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Skating Rink
OPEN WEEK DAYS 2 to 5 P.M.
EVENINGS 7:30 to 10:15.
Free Admission in afternoon to beginners.
25 cents for Skating in the Evening
SEASON TICKET $5.  ■
J. O. COULTHARD
Proprietor.
Information Designed for the Benefit j
of Readers Abroad.
Member' of Parliament—Maitin Burrell. Grand Foiks, P.O.
Member Provincial Assembly—L. W.
Shatford, Penticton, P.O.
Board of Trade—W, C. MrDougall,
President ; A. J. Marlow, Secretary.
Justices of the Peace—E. Waterman,
C. E. Thomas, Thos. Murphy, Granite
Creek.
Mining Recorder, Assessor and Collector, Clerk County Court, Issuer of Marriage Licenses—H. Hunter.
Constable, Deputy Game Warden, Sanitary Inspector, License Inspector and
Assistant Mining Recorder — Ronald
Hewat,
Postmaster, Telephone Agent, Inland
Revenue Inspector—A, Bell.
Coroner, Medical Health Officer—J. E.
Schon. M.D.
Public School—Donald Cochrane,B.A.
Teacher ; Trustees : J. O Coulthaad, W.
C. McDougall, C E. Thomas.
Notaries Publie—C E. Ttomas, A. E
Thomas, H. H. Avery, A. Bell.
Fenceviewers—L. Gibson, C. Schisler,
T. Murphy.
Presbyterian Church—Rev. ]. Thur-
btirn-Conn.
l|£~ri£3Jey - Princeton stage connecting
tottf the V.,V. & E. at Keremeos—Stagt
arrives at 12, noon, departs at 2 p.m.
dafl^ except Sunday,   F. Revely, Prop.
Princeton-Nicola stage, arrives eacl
Wednesday about noon, departs Thursday morning. • M. P. Stewart, Prop.   '
Daily mail, except Sunday, via Keremeos. Weekly mail to points intervening between Nicola and Princeton.
TICMTPS
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Largest Sale in Canada
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Sold bv all Dealers.
Blacksmithing
HUGH MAGUIRE
I have recently leased the shop run by
G. Murdoch. By strict attention to business and good workmanship hope lo receive your patronage.
Horse Shoeing a Specialty
Repairing Promptly Done
Prices Right—Terms Cash
COPPER
HANDBOOK f|
(New Edition issued March, 1908.)
SIZE:    Octavo.
PAGES:    1228.
CHAPTERS:    25.
SCOPE: The copper industry of the
world.
COVERING : Copper history, geology, geography, chemistry, mineralogy,
mining, milling, leaching, smelling, refining, brands, grades, impurities, alloys,
uses, substitutes, terminology, deposits by
districts, states, countries and continents,
mines in detail, statistics of production,
consumption, imports, exports, finances,
dividends, etc.
The Copper Handbook   is   coucededly
the
World's Standard Reference
Book on Copper.
The miner needs the book for the facts
it gives him regarding geology, mining",
copper deposits and copper mines
The metallurgist needs the book for
the facts it gives him regarding copper
milling, leaching, smelting Mid refining.'
The copper consumer needs the book
for every chapter it contains It tells
what, and explains how and why.
The investor in copper shares- cannot
afford to be without it. The Copper
Handbook gives statistics and general information on one hand, with thousands
of detailed mine descriptions on the
other, covering the copper mines of the
entire world, and the 40 pages of condensed statistical tables alone are worth
more than the price of the book to each
and every owner of copper miuing shares.
PRICE: $5 in buokram with gilt top,
or $7.50 in full library morocco.
TERMS : The most liberal. Send no
money, but order the book sent you, all
carriage charges prepaid, on one week's
approval, to be returned if unsatisfactory,
or paid for if it suits. Can yon afford
not to see the book and judge for yourself of its value to you ?
WRITE NOW to the editor and publisher,
HORACE J. STEVENS,
550 SHELDEN   BLDG.,  HOUGHTON
MICH., U. S. A.
BOARD OF TRADE, PRINCETON, B. C.    Meets first Monday in
»ach month.
W. C. McDougall A. J. Marlow,
President. Secretarv.
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January 20, 1909.
THE    SIMILKAMEEN   STAR
\ IMPROVED LIVE STOCK,
Farmers  May Profit by Information
from Department Agriculture
Editor Star—Sir : Report No. 1 of
the Canadian Record of Performance for
pure bred dairy cattle has been issued by
the.L've Stock!Branch, Ottawa.
This report contains a brief history of
the Record of Performance »work which
was undertaken about three years ago for
the'purpose of securing official records of
pur-e bred cows for full milking periods
The work is carried on according to rults
and regulations laid down by the Minis-
&Ee£;of Agriculture and agreed to by the
several Record Associations interested.
The report gives the rules and regulations, quantities of milk and fat for registration as set by the different Record
Associations, copies of the several forms
used. It also contains the records of all
animals that had qualified for official
registration up to July, 1908. This recorded list includes 42 cows and heifers
of the Ayrshire, French-Canadian and
HOlsteih-Friesian breeds.
This report will be of great service to
progressive dairy farmers who are desir-
ouf!of securing reliable information as to
where sires from regular breeding and
high producing ancestors may be se-
XcuMed. 'j.
A large issue of the report has beer
pigjhted and will be sent to, those wht
ajjjly for it to j. G. Rutherford, t,m
Stock Commissioner, OtUiwa.
Yours failhful!y;y-f ?!;;•,;;.
^£r J B. SPEVCER,
Dec. 15. '08.     Acting Live Stork Com'r
INSURE NOW : You Don't
Know what to=morrow
may bring forth.
FOR~SALE
FARM LANDS
FRUIT LANDS
STOCK RANCHES
CHICKEN RANCHES
Business | Residential lots
IN PRINCETON
AVERY  & AVERY
RealsEstate, Insurance, Notary Public
Gold, Silver & Copper, $1. '
G. G. WEST, Provincial Assayer, 530
Richards St., Vancouver, B.C.
NOTICE.
To all whom it may concern:
TAKE NOTICE that I will not be respon-
sible fcr any debts e< ntracted against the Find-
lay Estate unless authorized by me.
LUCIE C. HOLMES,
Administratrix.
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THE     SIMILKAMEEN     STAR januaky 20,1909
. . . The Town of . . .
British   Columbia
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At the confluence of the Similkameen and Tulameen Rivers
SIMILKAMEEN DISTRICT
Send for Maps *&    *£    *£
and Price List to
%■    ERNEST   WATERMAN §
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VERMILION    FORKS   MINING   AND     DEVELOPMENT    CO'Y
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