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Semi-bituminous coal is best for domestic purposes.
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Better to resolve than not; no resolution, no amendment.
Three collieries In operation, B.C. Portland Cement Co. producing: 500 barrels daily, ore mining and smelter construction, Kettle Valley
Railway arrives, extension of V ,V. & E. to Ashnola and main line construction, numerous buildings:—Princeton program  for .9.2.
Vol. XIII.
PRINCETON, B.C., .WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 10, 1912.
No. 2
PLATINUM IN PLACE
Samples of   Ore   from Slate
Creek Run High in
Precious Metals.
Placer Miners in Early Days Recovered Platinum in Gold Buns on
Tulameen River. /
<^It is not a matter for sifrprise to those
familiar with the upper vulameen and its
tributaries to learn of the recent finding
of platinum    ore  at_J3_s_____U___.     The
bar  anifbench  placers  of this   section
have been long known  to produce plati
num and it only remained  for some per
severing practical person to trace it to its
home sooner or later.   If  the   mother
lode has been struck in this instance an
other great   industry will be added to
Princeton  district  and  the owners of it
made fabulously rich at the present price
of platinum
According to sfa ements of officers of
the British Columbia Platinum Company
Ld., with headoffigpsin-Vancouver,plati-
num iri~large quantities has been found
on their property at the Tulameen river
at Slate Creek in the Similkameen district in this province.
From samples of ore sent to the Department of Mines at Ottawa, the government's chemist has made a report on
his analysis to the efiect that the assay of
the material was found to contain per ton
of 2000 lbs. of concentrates; platinum _at
tbe_rate °f 52I-57 ozs- osmiridium at the
rate-<_E-___--2 ozs. and suver__n_-a very
st_all_cmantity. As the standard prices
of platinum, osmiridium and gold are
$46, $4, and $20 per oz , respectively, it
means that this would yield about $30,
000 to the ton of concentrates. To obtain a ton of concentrates it is necessary
tc sift about 15 loiytof platiniferous, and
auriferous btai&k^anu
Prepa«_5ry development on the property has been prosecuted during last summer and will be resumed early in the
spring.
No stock is being ofiered for sale in
the compauy, which is capitalized tor
$200,000.
William Henderson, of Vancouver, a
director of the National Drug & Chemical Co , is the president, and Gilbert
Blair, likewise of this city, of McKay,
Smith, Blair & Co., Ltd., the secretary-
treasurer. . The board of directors comprises Messrs. R. P. Mclennan, of McLennan, McFeely Co, Ltd., T. H.
Wardleworth, Montreal, director of the
National Drug & Chemical Co., Ltd.,
Chas. F. Law, Vancouver, and Gilbert
Blair.
GOOD FOR UNEMPLOYED.
Durine the coming year the provincial
bureau of information contemplates en
larging the woik which it is endeavoring
to do in the way of finding employment
for persons who desire to work upon
fruit or other farm lands. It is found in
practice that thi_ work is handicapped by
unwillingness of farmers to engage men
whom they have never seen and also by
the difficulty of securing specific inform
ation as to where and by whom men are
wanted and for what kind of work. It
has also been found by experience that
pictures and lantern slides, whi.h the
bureau supplies to reputable peisons up
on request, form one of ihe most valuable
means of advertising the province. The
pictures are given away but the recipients
of the lantern slides are expected to return them in time, an expectation which
is generally fulfilled. One gentleman to
whom there has been forwarded a complete stock of such slides is Robert Wil
son, a resident of Ontario, who is arrang
ing to make a lantern tour of the empire.
Mr. Wilson promises to diffuse acurate
and ample information about British Columbia along All Red route.
DIXIE JUBILEE SINGERS.
The Winnipeg Free Press says of the
concert given by the Original Dixie Jul -
ilee Singers, who appeared at the First
Congregational church' in that city: ''The
Dixie Jubile_ . SLpSers proved to be a
musical feast. ^SwiE^gn aggregation of
harmony it has not been the" pleasure of
our people"Xo.hear for some time. In
the first place the h_ye the voices, and in
the second place they have the discernment, which proves to them that nothing
pleases better than the old songs, so the
majority of their .selections were negro
melodies and familiar airs, altho several
classic numbers were given. The soprano
alto, tenor and bass were particularly fine
and the solos by each of tne_e were
greatly appreciated. The male quartel'e
was compelled to answer encore after en
ore, and their imitations caused uproar-
ions bursts of applanse. This was also
the case when the full chorus sang the
patriotic number. The singers were
most gracious and never refused an encore." This splendid company will appear at I O O F hall Princeton, Thursday
Jan. nth.
Court of revision  and  appeal will be
held at Keremeos ou the 18th inst.
J. Peck MoSwain writes fro^Jdgjfiit
that he has not touched the ' flowing
bawl' for seven weeks. He thinks he
has done his share and will call '30' in
his last act iu the booze dtama. Stay
wish that resolve, Peck,/and you may
yet shine as a Gough.
The report that Mr Craig, missionary,
would be transferred to the coast, is happily unfounded and he will continue the
good work begun.
Next Monday night at the court house
at 8 o'clock wily be the meeting to organize the Ratepayers' Association.
LOCAL AND GENERAL
About Fifteen Inches of Snow
on the Level Makes
Good Sleighing.
Bridge Street Real Estate Under Option—Vote to be Taken on
Church Union.
Thomas Bros, have added a large and
pleasantly situated office to their store
besides improving the whole structure
with new siding.
The Royal bank wil^occupy the front
in the Howse block intended for tlfe
recentlv merged Eastern TownshipV/
Be a booster for Princeton and district.
Make 1912 better than 1911. Any person, even a government employee, making his bread and butter here, should not
knock the town. It is not necessary to
own ptoperty here to. boost
During the present month in the Presbyterian churches within the bounds of
the Kamloops district a vote on church
union between the Methodist and Prt s
bj'terian bodies will be taken.
;-, J R Mitchell, of the firm of Mituhell
& Fraser, land agents, Pent ctoh,
was in town this week and is reported to
have optioned the J. Wallace frontage
on Bridge street, in all about 200 feet.
THE FOOD QUESTION.
Impure Food is Dangerous to Life and
Must be Guarded Against.
.•.Collier's (Canadian Edition) of Aug.
261I1," contains an article entitled "West-
field—a Pure Food Town," which is sure
.to^.be interesting to all housekeepers
The'people of W_stfield, Mass., woke up
to the feet that they were not getting
pure, food or pure material for use in food;
The}' do not want, and now will not have
fruits, jams, etc., in which certain preservatives a.e/used, -peanuts, that have
been varnished to make them look nice,
etc. Of the groceries tested ib the lab
oratory one of the.rriQ^_Feq«nt'iy/adul-'
terated isbaking powdeijflpvS- dwigh-ful
concoction known aS _'t___ proved to bjr|
puff paste made with alum, with a jelly
centre dyed with coal tar The article
goes on to say: "So little baking powder
is used in some hotn<_r.bat this product
would seem comparitively- unimportant.
But a great deal of baking powder,
however, is used in the bought cake and
biscuits, and a great deal of this is adulterated," The adulteration may be by
ammonia, which is fraudulent but not in
tprtious. or. by_alumy_b___LJ|s decidedly
injurious, as .-hardens the tissues of the
mucous membranes. As a precaution,
look at label and see if the ingredients
are stated.   Better refuse it if alum ot
something that looks like alum (such as
alumina) is one of them, or if the ingredients are not stated by the manufacturer
it will be well to select some other brand.
Jams, jellies, catsup, confections, gelatine, desert powders, flavoring extracts'
are often colored ^ith coal tar dyes.
These dyes are sometimes harmless but
very frequently injurious depending on
the particular combination. There is
one bottle of Creme de Menthe at the
normal schocl which contains a coal-tar
dye sufficiently poisonous to have killed
two people. The bottle is almost full,,
but the small amount used caused the
death of a man and his wife and then the
product was sent for analysis. Extracst
are also adulterated with wood alcohol
aid with tumeric, a fraudulent adulterant.
No doubt many cities and towns will
profit by Westfield's experience and follow its example.—Canadian Home
Journal,
EAST PRINCETON NOTES.
East Princeton, Jan, 9th.—The United
Empire coal m*ne has incre_sad its force
of men aud is now shipping steadily. As
soon as the railway spur is completed the
pay roll will be enlarged so as to bring
the output up to 100 tons per day.
W. J. Budd, manager of the B.C. Portland cement company, arrived on Friday's train.
The survey of the Kettle Valley railroad has now reached a point about a
knile below East Pripeeton. The completion of this linarwill open the Okanagan market tcy_5ast Princeton cement,
as well as the various coal mines of the
district, and will be to the mutual advantage of both districts.
COAL MINING ACCIDENTS.
I- Statisticts recently compiled by the
Commission of Conservation show that
the death rate in Canadian coal mines is
much higher than in any other civilized
country. In 1902, the year of the Fernie
disaster, the death rate per 100 men employed (above and below ground),
reached the maximum rate of 13.25. The
average rate for the ten years preceding
1910, however, was 4 79. The United
States comes next with an average rate
for the same period of 3.43. Perhaps the
worst aspect of the situation is the fact
ttyat the death rat_*frotn coal mine acci •
,aeig_.bas bqen steadiW on the increase in
Canada foiv*£. npjpfler eff- years,, The
minimum rate of, 1._&^was reached In
i§97-s In 1909 the'rate was 4 21. :'During
the/same time there has be/sn a steady
decrease in all the leading European
countries.
It would, of course, be unreasonable to
expect that the loss of life and property
could be entirely done away with, but*
experience has shown that careful investigation of the conditions will point the
way to the remedying of many abuses.
Continued on page 5,
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THE     SIMILKAMEEN     STAR
January io, 1912.
THE SIMILKAMEEN STAR
(J. ii. V. RKJHT)
PUBLISHED BVERV WEDNESDAY
At PRINCETON, B.C., by
Princeton  Printing and Publishing Co.
SUBSCRIPTION RATES :
British Empire. One YfitiF -   - $2.00
Foreign, One Year -   *aT~L-  ~    . $2-25
Payable iri___vauce,
ADVERTISING RATES :
Land Notices, 60 days, $7.50 each.
CoalJNoticeSrf_o days, $5 each
Reading Notices, 20 cents per line each insertion.
Legal Advertising, 12 cents per line, 1st insertion,
8 cents per line each subsequent insertion.
Liquor Licenses, $5 each.
Advertige_.n__.by contract, $1 perin. per month.
Copy for publication as reading matter exclusively or for advertising should be delivered not
later than- Monday.
were singled out for distinction.
Among the noble minded democracy of Canada or any country an
honorable name is sufficient, neither title nor any like bauble being
to them of any moment.
ELECTION RUMOR. —
Persistent rumors of an impend^
ing  provincial   general election aie
110 doubt based   on   the assumption
thai internjer McBride  will consult
the peopie  regarding a comprehensive scheme of railway construction
;which- he  will  launch   during the
session    which   beg:ns   tomorrow.
How   well   his   railway  policy was
endorsed in the last general election
is fresh, in  every voter's mind and
it is more than likely   that the Premier  will   receive   the same hearty
support again'.'   This is the railway
age.    Without railways to open up
ihe vast hinterland in the Omineca
and Peace   river   districts no devel
opment can   take effect.    And Pre':
rnier   McBride   knows   from a long
and  successful experience in statecraft, that   the   people cry  for pro.
. gress and development as naturally
and earnestly   as  the western spiiit
prompts the'rnS  To halt or hesitate
while a certain enthusiasm is \Q(A1m'
^ir   would   be   retrogression.    One
has .only to  compare  the condition
of   the  province   today   with   that
prior   to   the   general   elections   of
Nov. 29,   1909,   and he "Will thank
his   lucky   stars   that  John  Oliver
add Ins 'railway policy'—the Hope
tobaggan    slide—never     had;, the
faintest  show  of   acceptance  with
theMntelligent electors.    Had John
and his  slide   been endorsed at the
polls there   would  now be a pall as
black as  night   banging   over  tbe
land   and   gaunt   misery would follow in the wake  of the empty dinner   pail.      McBride and Shatford,
these names  spell   victory ahd progress for   the  Similkameen,   be the
elections near or far.
Vigorous sermons are necessary
to fight the enemy within the church
as well as witboutlSTfd it is encouraging to note that in Princeton eflort
is being made to cut out 'deadwood'
that encumbers the church. No
doubt the cause of religion suffers
aeutelyjrom the fact that even one
so. called pillar in the church, who
uses it as a mere cloak- for dirty and
nefarious practices, may bring the
cause into ridicule aud drive away
those who would enter. Preaching
that exposes human ulcers and
inseits the scalpel to the bone
of the diseased m&mber is hound to
build up the moral and spiritual
tone of the community. Remove
the backbiter, busybody, meddler
and whisperer from the pale of the
church and society and nine-tenths
of inharmony is gone.
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An appellant at the court of revision which was advertised to be
h Id at Priaceton, but was not, has
the just complaint that he should
have been notified and thus saved
travelling expenses amounting to
seven or eight dollars. More evidence, of ignorant bungling ai:d
incompetency. Will the government ever take a tumble ?
NOTES AND COMMENTS.
Sir R. L Borden, knighted on
New Years day, is well worthy of
the honor and will add .^dignity
and respect to the roll of belted-
knights. But he is too good a citizen to be associated on a list of
y__iights made during tffe^sty^ar'
Swth men whose, sole claim to such
recognition was money and merger
scheming. Knighthood is about
[the emptiest form of distinction
that could be conferred and corresponds with the tribal customs of
barbarians who put rings on their
toes  and  other places  when they
SEED GRAIN AND POTATOES.
By instructions of the Hon. Minister
of Agriculture- a distribution will be made
(furihg the coming winter and spring of
superior sorts of grain and potatoes to
Canadi__sfarmers. The samples for general distribution will consist of spring
wheat 5 lbs , white oats 4:-lbs:,'barley 5
lbs , and field peas 3 lbs. These will I e
sent out from Ottawa' A distrihutiQn. of
potatoes in 3 lb samples will be carried
on from sfeveral of the experimental
farms, the Central Farm of Ottawa tup
plying only the provinces of Ontario
and Quebec. All samples will be sent
free by mail.
Applicants should give particulars in
regard to the soil on their farms; and
sboirhl'also state what varieties they have
already tested and ..n what way these
have been found unsatisfatroiy, so that a
promising sort for their < onditions may
be sent. Each application mnst be separate and must be signed by the- applicant. Onlj one. sample can be sent to
each farm. Applications on any kind of
printed or written form cannot be accepted. *A
As the supply of seed is limited,  farm
ers are advised   to apply  early to  avoid
possible   disappointment.     No    applications can be accepted after Feb. 15th.
All applications for grain (and applica-
tipns from the provinces of Ontario and
Quebec _orrppt9jt<)p$) should he addressed
to the Dominion Cerealist, Central Ex
perimental Farm, Ottawa. Such applications require no postage.
Applications, for potatoes, from farmers in any other province should be ad -
dressed (postage prepaid) to the Superintendent of the nearest Branch Experimental'Farm in that province.-
J. H. GRISDALE,
director, Dominion Experimental Farms.
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SURROUNDING
PPIINCETON
The New Cily With The Payroll
Give you the opportunity for one of the
SOUNDEST INVESTMENTS
In British Columbia.
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CITY LOTS  ARE  BEING  OFFERED  FOR
SALE FOR THE FIRST TirjE.
IT IS INEVITABLE THAT THE VALUE OF
THESEJLANDS WILL GREATLY INCREASE
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Here are some of the Reasons :
East Princeton is surrounded by, huge de=
posits of Coal, Cement, Copper, Gold, and
other important flinerals.
The British Columbia Portland Cement
Co. is erecting a half a million dollar plant,
which will employ between 300 and 400 men.
The United Empire Co. is shipping a lig=
nitepcoal of the best quality and is developing
immense copper deposits, requiring large re=
duction works and several hundred em=
plojgbes. The Fwinceton Coal & Land Co. is
increasing its daily shipments to 300 tons of
coal, providing employment to about 150
men. Other coal companies are spending
over $2,000,000 in development, and will give
work to at least 1,000 men.
,Epr transportation, East Princeton will
have, in the near future, the Great Northern
and the Kettle Valley lines, both of which,
will pass through the townsite.
East Princeton is beautifully situated on
the Similkameen River, with an abundance
of water power available. The new city has
every facter for growth into a big industrial
centre.
It presents a rare opportunity for invest=
ment.    Get full particulars immediately.
^ D. G.McCURDY
iQr write C. R.
RESIDENT AGENT.
BRIGGS, 6I5 Hastings W., Vancouver.
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January io, 1912
"IHE     SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
SPECIALS.
Get a view of your ranch, house or
mining claim from Priest with his new
8x10 camera.
FOR SALE—Oliver Typewriter, almost
new, all the latest improvements. In
perfect condition. Going cheap. Apply
Rev. T. A. Osborne.
The Dixie Jubilee Singers give you the
purest music from the opening bar to the
last faint echo in the closing number. It
will pay you to hear them and your mem.
ory will not fade over the songs of Dixie.
Wanted—Second hand hose reel iu
good repair. Apply J. Gellatly, Chief
Fire Brigade, Princeton, B.C.
Blue print maps by F. W. Groves,
P.L,.S., showing mineral claims on -Copper and Kennedy mountains and Voigt
camp.   Price $2.    Apply at Star office.
FOR SALE — Several two-year-old
mares, also brood mares in foal. Twenty
tons of oats. Apply, Trehearne, Hope
Farm, Fivemile.
FOR SALE—Two timber limits on the
Similkameen river, near Saturday and
Sunday creeks. For terms and. price
write J. M. WRIGHT, Princeton, B C.
BELIGIOTJS SERVICES.
Anglican church services, Sunday, Jan.
14 : Granite Creek 11 a.m., Princeton,
7 30 p.m. Bible class, Tuesdays, 8 30
p.m
Presbyteri.m church services—Sunday
school, 11 am. Evening service in the
court house, 7:30. Coalmont—Morning
service, 11 a.m.
Methodist church service, Sunday.
Tan 14 In Oddfellows' hall, at 7:30
I'.m. ; cement works at 11 a.m.
Christian Science lesson-sermon subject for Sunday, Jan. 14 : ' Sacrament.'
Behold, I stand at the door, and knock ;
it any mau hear my voice, and open t,he
door, I will come in to him, and will
Sup with him, and he With me —Rev 3:20
NOTICE.
Yale land division, Yale district.
Take notice that I, A E. Perkins, of
Princeton, B.C., intend to apply to the
Chief Commissioner of Lands for a Li
cense to prospect for coal and petroleum
under the following described lands,
commencing at a post planted at the
NE corner of Lot 933,- thence 30 chains
south, 80 chains east, bo chains north, 60
chains west, 50 chains south, 20 chains
west, to point of commencement
A E. PERKINS. Locator.
Located Dec. 7, 1911.
D. R. BOUCHER
ARCHITECT
Coalmont, B.C.
THE CANADIAN  BANK
OF COMMERCE
SIR EDMUND WALKER, C...O., L.L.D., D.C.L., President
ALEXANDER LAIRD, General Manager
CAPITAL, - $10,000,000	
^^^^^^^^^^^    _       REST,-   $8,000,000
DRAFTS ON FOREIGN COUNTRIES
Every branch of The Canadian Bank of Commerce is equipped to issue drafts 00
the principal cities in the following countries without delay :
Africa Crete
Arabia Cuba
Arg__ine Republic Denmark
Dressmaking & MiSiistery
Mms. TURNER & BYSOUTH
French Block, Bridge Street
Orders Promptly Attendkd To
Priest
Photographer
Princeton
Australia
Austria-Hungary
Belgium
Brazil [
Bulgaria
Ceylon
Chili
China
£&yptx _     ,
Faroe Islands
Finland
Formosa
France
Greece
Holland
Iceland
India
Ireland
Italy-
Japan
_t«i.D Java
Fr'ch Cochin China Malta
Germany Manchuria
". B tmna   .• Great Britain Mexico »— _——_ ^^^^
The amount of these drafts is stated in the money of the country where they are payable ; that is they are drawn in sterling-, francs, marks, lire, kronen, florins, yen,
taels, roubles, etc., as the case may be. This ensures that the payee abroad will
receive the actual amount intended. A233
J.  D. ANDRAS,   Manager, PRINCETON  BRANCH.
New Zealand
Norway
Panama
Persia
Peru
Philippine Islands
Portugal
Roumania
Russia
Servia
Siam
Siberia
Soudan
South Africa
Spain
Straits Settlements.
Sweden
Switzerland
Turkey
United States
Uruguay E
West Indies, etc
Real Estate, Finance, Mines
! If I had only known ; ' 'Too late now; '
' How foolish I was I did not buy that
lot'last year :' ' These afe some of the
bitter regrets that will he heard soon. II
you want  to  buy  or  sell   write Wright
Address :    J. M WRIGHT,
Princeton, B.C.. Canada.
P. BURNS & Co.
MEAT CONTRACTORS -
Wholesale and   Retail   Butchers
and Provisioners
NOTICE.
Notice is hereby given that from the
ist January, 1912. a charge of $1 50 per
tip per month will be^made for water
supplied to dwelling/nouses, additional
taps being charged/at the rate of 25c.
each per month.   «^
For the  current year, this notice does
not apply to installations  made previous
to 1912,   or  those  now in course of con
struction.
THE   PRINCETON   WATER. WORKS
COMPANY, LIMITED.
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NO OPIATES IN
Nyars Baby cough
syrup
Very few Cough Remedies that
are useful  for adults are safe to
giie Babies.
It is dangerous to experiment.
Nyal's Baby Cough Syrup
contains neither Opium,
Morphine or other danger-
cu; opiates.
sslt.is  especially designed   for
babies and just suits them.
It is made so pleasant they   ike
it,   but   it   does   help   baby to
throw off the choking cold.
Good for larger children.      25c.
PRINCETON
Drug and
Bookstore
GEO. G. LYAU,, Manager.
F. P. COOK
Extends   Christmas   and
New Year Greetings
to Everybody.
If you want Toys, Confectionery, Fruit,
in fact if you want any article for the
holiday stason you will find it '4down at
Cook's.'
Great Northern
—Hotel—
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Lay In Your Winter Stock
Of Potatoes, Apples and
Vegetables,  Etc., From
O. HJCARLE
THE QROCERYMAN
PRINCETON, B.C.
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First Class room and board
Wines, L,iq_:ors, Cig .rs
PRINCETON,
B.C
Similkameen Hotel
SIMMERS & WARDLE
PROPRIETORS
Large and New building, well Furnished aud Plastered ; Comfortable ; Quietude.
Sample Room, central, Britton Bl'k
Hotel is situated near Great Northern Railway station.
Vermilion Avenue,
Princeton, B.C.
We Carry a Complete Lilne
Of Excelsior, Cotton Top and Cotton Top and
Bottom, All Cotton Felt, Restmore, and
Ostermoor   Mattresses
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PERCY W, GREGORY
Assoc. Mem. Can. Soc. C.B.
CIVIL ENGINEER
AND BRITISH COLUMBIA
LAND SURVEYOR
Star Building, PRINCETON, B.C.
K. C. BROWN
Barrister and Solicitor
Notary Public, Etc.
PRINCETON,   -    B.C
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and outer man. Large stock
to choose from. Come and consult us about your wants. It
will pay you to see the goods.
THOMAS BROS.
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NELSON BREWING CO.
PRINCETON, B. C.
Physicians Recommend Our Beer
for Emaciated Patients
As a beverage, healthful ;  for the table, Wpetizing ;
and proper use, better than wine.    Families Su
Coldstream Estate Nurseriesl
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Suggestions
It is as a rule such a puzzle for most of
us to select a suitable Christmas present
for every one of our friends, big and
small.
But, if you will inspect our stock of
Holiday Goods, it ought to be compara
tively easy for you to make the right
selections Our lines are varied and well
assorted. Our prices are right. No fancy
holiday profits have entered here in the
calculation of selling prices, snd our
goods will not only please your eye, but
also your purse.
Here is a short list of some of our
lines of holiday goods which may give
you some timely suggestions :
Hand painted Japanese china at reasonable prices
Fancy tea pots.
Ladies Christmas belts, gloves and
neckwear.
l,adies fancy hair combs and barrettes.
Ladies   silk   scarfs,   motor   veils   and
shawls.
Ladies silk knitted kimonas.
Fancy linens in a great variety of designs and qualities,—table centers,
dresser scarfs, lunch cloths, pillow shams,
tray cloths and doylies.
Holiday handkerchiefs in silk, linen
and cotton, for Indies, man and children
in a great variety of patterns and qualities.
Men's Christmas neckties, and suspenders in individual holiday boxes.
Christmas ribbons.
Christmas candies in fancy boxes.
Perfumes and toilet soaps in holiday
boxes.-
Christmas stationery.
Dolls, toys and games for the kiddies.
Holiday groceries, fresh, dainty and
wholesome and at reasonable prices.
Get ihe habit of trading at Howse's, it
will save you money.
The A. L HOWSE CO
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The rails have been  laid  into  the town and Coalmont is now the new
terminus,   the  base  of operations for  the next  forty miles of railway
building.
Before six months have passed there should be a payroll in Coalmont of
between   350  and  400  men : This  means population, which naturally
means good business. -*;__*
IF YOU ARE WISE YOU will  invest in a little Coalmont real estate
now while the choice is still good.
Don't let this opportnnity slip along with the others which have got
past you. Write for our circular and price list ; a post card will bring
it to you.    There are still some 50 foot lots left
Two blocks from the centre of town at only
$225, $55 cash, bal. in 18 months to suit.
Williamson  & Turner
AGENTS, COALHONT,  B.C.
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January io, 1912.
THE    SIMILKAMEEN   STAR
COAL MINE ACC:DENTS.
From First Page
That the danger inherent in coal mining
ean be largely eliminated is shown by
the low, constant death rates in Belgium
and Great Britain. Coal mine explosions
are much more frequent in Canada and
the United States than in any of the
European countries. The following example is exceedingly significant. In 1850
the fatility rate in the Belgian coal mines
was as high as tbe present Canadian
death rate, while at the present time it
averages the lowest in the world. This
decline in the death rate was due to the
combined efforts of the mine oweners,
the workmen and the Administration of
Mines; to the diffusion of technical and
professional knowledge and to the ad
ministrative organization for the scientific study of accidents.
Although the death rate in metalliferous mines in Canada is lower than in
the coal mines, it is much higher than in
any of the European countries. The
death rate in Canada for the period 1900
to 1909 was 3 82.
With the exception of the Kimberly
diamond mines and the Transvaal, where
uativeand Chinese labor are employed,
the fatility rate during this period (1900
1909) was considerably lower elsewhere
than in Canada. It requires no discussion
to emphasize the importance of an inquiry into the whole subject of fatal accidents in the mines in Canada.
Scavengers
JOHNSON & REHN
Work promptly attended to. Town,
health regulations complied with ; lawful
sanitary conditions in force. Orders may
be left at C  Willarson & Co's.
Court of Revision and Appeal
Assessment Act, 1903
NOTICE.
Notice is hereby given that a Court of
Revision  and  Appeal under the 'Assessment Act, 1903, for the Princeton Assessment District will be held at the
COURT HOUSE, KEREMEOS,
on the
_8th day of January, 1912, at II a.m.
Dated at Kamloops, B.C,, the 4th  day
of December, 1911.
F. TEMPLE CORNWALL,
Judge of Court  of Revision and Appeal,
Kamloops, Nicola and Princeton
Assessment District.
The Princeton
Livery <? Feed
stables
IS. HUSTON, Prop'.
General Livery business carried on.
Horses for hire, single or double. Wood
cr coal delivered on shortest notice.
Draying in all its branches. Prices right
Satisfaction guaranteed.
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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.
MODERN WOODMEN
OF AMERICA
Meetings, third Mondays,   in the Odd
fellows' Hall.
Visitors welcome.
J  F. WADDELL, Consul.
P. RUSSELL. Clerk.
Princeton Bakery
Fresh Oysters, New York Counts,
. Can or Bulk.
Fresh Cranberries,
Fruit, Vegetables,
and Confectionery.
C. V. Semerad __ Co.
"J. KNUDSON"
Contractor    and    Builder
A. E. IRWIN
CONTRACTOR AND BUILDER
Estimates Given
Workmanship Guaranteed    j
Best  Cedar  Shingles  $3.50 per M
Estimates Furnished—Cement, Wood
Fibre Plaster and Lumber.
D. M. FRENCH
Undertaker and
Funeral Director
Coffins Supplied on Short Notice
Shop Bridge St.,. Princeton
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LIVERY STABLE
PRINCETON, B. C.
General Freight Delivery—Contracts
Taken—Coal hauled promptly.
Variety  of  Rigs—Good   Roadsters-
Big Stables—Courteous Attention
to all Customers.
BROOMFIELD & GARRISON
Princeton Carriage
And Iron Works
C.   F.   CUMMINGS,   Proprietor
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Horseshoeing, Etc. |
General Blacksmithing.
Sleighs Built to Order.
All Work Neatly & Promptly
Phone 28. Executed.
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Mrs. E. J. Henderson!
PRORIETOR
NOTICE.
HOTEL TULAMEEN
KIRKPATRICK & MALONE
PROPRIETORS
Modern in Equipment and
In All Its Appointments!!
BATH ROOriS, ETC.
Commercials Sample SRooms
GOOD ATTENTIVE SERVICE
Headquarters for Mining Men
PRINCETON   LODGE
I.O.O.F. No. 52.
Regular meetings. 8 p
m., Thursdays,
Sojourning brethren welcome.    Hall situate  in
Thomas Block.   •' Oddfellows Hall."
j. F. Waddell, Jas. Gbi_latxy.
Noble Grand. Secretary
Yale land division, Yale district.
Take notice that Frederick Logan, ofVancou-
ver, B.C , occupatior an agent, intends to apply
fot; permission to purchase the following described lands : Commencing at a post planted about
16 miles west of Princeton, B.C., and about
ten miles south of the Tulameen river, a tributary
of Granite creek, marked Frederick Logan-'ssrw*
coiner, thence 80 chains east, 80 chains north, 80
chains west, 80 chaius south to point of beginning',,
containing 640 acres, more or le. s.
FREDERICK LOGAN.
Sept 23, iqii. Charles O  French, Agent.
Yale" land division, Yale district.
Take nctice that Thomas Wilson, of Vancouver,
:B.C.t occupation a clerk intends to apply for per-
mission to purchase the following described
lands: Commencing at a post planted about 16
miles west of Princetou. B C., and about 10 miles
south of .he 'fu'ameen river a tributary of
Grauite creek,and marked Thomas Wil«on's n e
corner, thence 80 chains west, 80 chains scuth. 80
chains east, 80 chains north, to poiut of beginning, containing 640 acres more or less.
THOM.iS WILSON.
Sept. 23, 1911: Charles O. French, Agent
Yale land division, Yale district.
Take notice that Nathan P. Daugon, of Vancouver, B C. occupation 1 builder, intends to apply
forfpe mission to purchase the following described lands : Commencing at a post plantedabout
16 miles west of Princeton, B.C., ard about ten
miles south of the Tulameen river, a tributary of
Ganite creek and marked Nathan P. Daugon's
n.w, corner, thence 80 chains south, 80 chains
east, 80 chains north, 80 chains west, to point of
beginning, containing 640 acres more or less
NATHAN P. DAUGON.
Sept 23,1911. Charles O. French. Agent ,
Yale land division, Yale district.
Take notice that George ScharfF, occupation a
carpenter.intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands : Commencing at a post plauted about 16 miles west of
Princeton, B.C , and about ten miles south of the
Tulameen river, a tributary of Granite creek, and
marked George Scharff's s.e. corner, thence 80
chains north, 80 chains west, 80 chains south, 80
chains east to point of beginning, containing 640
acres more or less,
GEORGE SCHARFF.
Sent. 23, ion. Charles O. French, Agent.
Yale land division, Yale district.
Take notice that James M. Watson, of Vancouver, B C, occupation a contractor, intends to
apply for permission to purchase the following
described lands : Commencing at a post planted
about 16 miles west of Princeton, B.C., and about
eight miles souih of the Tulameen river, a tributary of Granite creek, and marked James M.
Watson's n.w, corner, thence 80 chains south, 80
chains east, 80 chains north, 80 chains west, to
Yale land division, Yale district.
Take notice that Enoch Wilson, of Vancouver,
B.C., occupation farm hand, intends to apply for
permission to purchase the following desciibed
lands: Commencing'at a post planted about 16
miles west of Princeton, B.C., and about 8 miles
south of the Tulameen river, a tributary of
Granite creek, and marked Enoch Wilson's
n e. corner, thence 80 chains west, 80 chaius
south, 80 chains east, 80 chains north, to place of
beginning, containing 640 acres, more or less.
ENOCH WILSON.
Sept. 22, 1911. Charles O  French, Agent.
Yale land division. Yale district.
Take notice that Gorgon Cambell, of Vancouver, B.C., occupation teamster, intends to apply
for permission to purchase the following described lauds : Commencing at a post planted about
16 miles west of Princeton, B C., and about eight
miles south of the Tulameen river, a tributary of
Granite creek, and marked Gorgon Cambtll's
s w. corner, thence 80 chains north, 80 chains
east, 80 chains south, 80 chains west, to point cf
beginning, containing 640 acres, more or less.
GORGON CAMBELI .
Sept, 22,1911. Charles O. French, Agent.
Yale land division, Yale district.
Take notice that James F. Wilson, cf Vancouver, B C, occupation a carpenter, intends to apply
for permission to purchase the following described lauds : Commencing at a post p.anted about
16 milrs west of Princeton, B.C. ami about eight
miles south of the Tulameen river, a tributary of
Granite creek, and marked J. F. Wilson's s e
corner, thence 80 chains north 80 chains west, 80
chaius south, 80 chains east, 10 pla^e of begilining, containing 640 acres more or less.
JAMES F. WILSON.
Sept. 22, iqii. Charles O. French, Agent.
Yale land division, Yale disttict.
Take notice that James Burlon, of Vancouver,
B C, occupation a teamst< r, intends to apply for
permission to purchase the following describ
'_tt5.a__.-_s : Commencing at a posrt plantea about
three miles southwest cf timber limit No. 39.107,
on the east side of Roche liver, and marked
James Burlon's n w. corner, thence 80 chains
south, 80 chains east, 80 chains north, 80 chains
west, to point of beginning, containing 640 acres
more or less. JAMES BURLON.
Oct. 2,1911. Charles O. Freuch, Agent.
Yale land division, Yate district. I
Take notice that Alma Anderson, of Vancouver,
B.C., occupation a widow, intends to apply loir
permission to purchase the following described
lands : Commencing at a post planted one mile
southwest of timber .limit No 39107 on the east
side of Roche river, ami marked Alma Anderson's
s.w corner, thence 80 chains noith, 80 chains
east, 80 chains south, 80 chains west, to point of
beginning, containing 640 acres, more or less. H?
rtLMA ANDERSON. I
Oct, 2, iqii. Charles i_i. French, Agent. ■
Yale land division, Yale district.
Take notice that George A.Howell, of Vancou-
couver, rt C Occupation a builder, intends to'a.ff
ply for permission to purchase the following
described lands: Commencing at a post planted
one mile southwest of timber limit No. 39107, on
the tast side of Roche river, and triarktd George"^
A. Howeil'sn.w:corner, thence 80chains south,
80 chairi%east, 80 chains north, 80 chains west, to
point of beginning, containinp 640 acres, more or
less. GEORGE A   HOWELL.
*"  Oct. 2, iqii. Charles O. French, Agent.
Yale land division, Yale district.
Take notice that Francis T. Reid, of Vancouverfr
B.C , occupation a book-keeper, intends to apply-
for permission to purchase the following descritJS
ed lands : Commencing at a post plauted abouS:'
3 miles souihwest of timber limit No. 39 1,07, on
the east _ffde<of Roche river, and marked Francis?
T. Reid's s w. corner, thence 80 chains north, 88f
chains east, 80 chains south, 80 chains west, to:
point of beginning, containing 640 acres, more or
less. FRANCIS T. REID.   I
Oct, 2, iqii. Charles O. French, Agent, -i
Certificate of Improvements^
NOTICE.
' Puritan' Mineral claim, situate in
the Siniilkameen mining division of Yale
disttict Where located ! On Beaver
mountain, about 2/4 miles south-east of
Pfinceton.
Take notice that I. Charles Willarson,:
free miner's certificate No. 50259B, acting as agent for Ellen J. Barron, free
miner's certificate No 44802, intend,
sixty days from the date heteof, to apply
to the mining record r for a certificate of
improvements for the purpose of obtaining a crown grant of the above claim.
And further take notice that-actioni!
under section 37. must be commenced
before the issuance of such certificate of
improvements.
Dated this 14th day of December, 1911..
Dissolution of Partnership.
Take notice that the partnership heretofore existing between Messts. J. C.
Budd, Edward Pringle aud Joseph Shea,
doing business under the firm name oil
the 'Coalmont Livery, Feed and Sales
Stables at Coalmont, B.C., has this day4
been dissolved and the business wilHiffi
future be carried on by Messrs. J. Cat
Budd and Edward Pringle.by whom all
outstanding accounts against the company will be paid and to whom all accounts must be paid.
J C. BUDD,
EDWARD PRINGLE,.
TOSEPH SHEA.
Witness : A. T. Horswilg.
Nov. 28, 1911.
 THE     SIMILKAMEEN     STAR
January io, 1912,
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PRiN
According to the laws of industrial progress and the experience of founders of western towns,
there must be a tangible, genuine basis on which to establish the future city. No amount of
coaxing can bring blood but of a stone, nor can the greatest scientist extract sunbeams from a
cucumber. Every man makes his own destiny==his own fortune==nothing comes by so=cal!ed
good luck.   The door is wide, ajar fo'r all who have pluck and a little capital.    Investigate Now!
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Its  Healthful Climate and Pretty Site
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Five hours' run to Vancouver when the V., V. & E. is finished.
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Your Opportunity Is'iNOW!
CHOICE I LOTS I FOR I SALE
And to Suit All Requirements
Enquire of ERNEST    WATERMAN I Manager for
Princeton Coil & Lend Co
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