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Coal and Ore to make Princeton Industrial Centre.
Clean Men : Not Party.   Let Conscience Dictate on Ballot.
It is evident that if Princeton ever advances it will not be by the help of Ross—Performances, not Promises, are what Voters now demand
from Representatives—Government Ministers are sworn to do justice to every citizen and section, failing; in which they may be Impeached.
Vol. ix. No. 45.
PRINCETON, B.C., WEDNESDAY,   NOVEMBER 4, 1908.        $2 a Year, in Advance
DEFERRED ELECTION WRONG
Burrell Speaks to Largest Meeting in Princeton—Will Advocate Better Terms
and White B.C.
No Reasonable Excuse for Postponed Elections—Ross Fears
Burrell in a Fair Field and no Favor, thus Courting
Deserved Defeat—Socialist Speakers
Proclaim their Doctrine.
Last wetk two political meetings were
held in Princeton, the first on  Thursday
night by the Socialists, to which a very
flattering audience  of ladies and gentlemen,   in  point   of  numbers, attended..
This meeting  was addressed  by  C. W.
Bunting,  the candidate,   who  earnestly
appealed  to  his  hearers  to  rally round
Socialism, the great remedy for all political and social  diseases.     He intimated
that the Socialist campaign was intended
to be  educative  rather  than aggressive.
His party would be content for the present with preaching Socialist doctrine, in
creasing their numbers as their platform
became  better understood.   The chairman,  W. Knight,  also introduced G. E
Winkler, . whose  remarks did   not  vary
from the  well   beaten   path  of ordinary
Conversation ou  the subject.    Socialism,
if it is to make progress, will require men
of marked ability to advocate its cause
and disseminate its   propaganda.     It is
not good enough that speakers rehearse
the  opinions of others,  they must put
intense brain effort into  the snbject and
logically show the superiority of Socialism over any other ism or political party.
If Socialism ever becomes popular,  its
seed must be deftly, cogently and intelligently scattered.   No doubt Socialists
aim to do good and they can  if they are
in "deadly" earnest and do not treat it as
a sort of joke.   Unfortunately it has been
abused  by  quidnuncs   anxious   to  give
*heir opinions  in   public, but  it has the
merit  to outlive these   obstacles.    Mr.
Bunting is a sincere Socialist and a man
of good repute among his fellow citizens
in Grand Forks.
The other meeting was that held on
Saturday night by Martin Burrell, Conservative candidate. It was the largest
political meeting ever held in Princeton,
about a dozen ladies manifesting their
interest in the affairs of the country bv
their attendance and also a large number
of voters from town and district. E.
Waterman was chairman and first introduced A. Megraw, editor of the Hedley
Gazette, who alluded to Mr. Ross's flourish of letters and peisonal attacks from
the platform in Princeton.    Dealing with
the presumptuous assertions made by
Duncan Ross that it was his personal
efforts which had secured the construction of the V.,V. & E-, the speaker read
a letter from J. D. Farrell, executive agent
of the Great Northern, to Mr. Shatford,
M.P.P., acknowledging and commending his efforts in the local house toward
removal of legislative hindrances and
restoring right of expropriation. Mr.
Ross's claim to have been the whole
"thing" in giving the Similkameen railway communication was completely frustrated by Mr. Megraw. He stated that
Mr. Ross was verv timid' when it came
to reading any of his letteis in public
although he (Ross) was very brave in
reading correspondence from other persons. Ross had begged Mr. Megraw to
refrain from reading a letter of his. The
speaker concluded an able and interest-,
ing address, nearly 40 minutes in length,
by appealing to electors to vote for clean
politics and a clean man—Martin Burrell. The speaker was frequently applauded and gave unmistakable reasons
why Duncan Ross should be left at home
and not sent to Ottawa on Nov. 12th.
Martin Burrell, being introduced by
the Chairman, expressed gratification for
the presence of ladies. He had tiavelled
manv hundreds of miles in all sorts of
conveyances during the preseut campaign, which necessitated strenuous and
exhausting work. He went largely into
jDo'_iinion issues giving particular emphasis f> the Oriental question and also that
of Better Terms. Both vital questions
affecting the welfare of the Province and
which Mr. Burrell thinks have been the
means of defeating the Liberal candidates at Vancouver, Victoria and New
Westminster. A white B. C. should be
strictly maintained and legislated for by
the government at Ottawa. He had been
charged with employment of Hindus.
He did not deny it. Hindus differed
from all other Orientals in that they were
British subjects. Many of them were
soldiers of the Empire and had fought
its battles on veldt and Indian frontier.
They were objects of pity, being poorly
clad and starving.   He did  not hesitate
to give them work in their destitute condition, but he did not discharge any
white men to make room for Hindus.
Mr. Ross stated to a Hedley audience
that he did not think British Columbia
had any grievance regarding better terms
with the Dominion and even went so far
as to say that this province was indebted
to the Dominion $5,000,000. Ross could
not be reckoned on to advocate our provincial rights at Ottawa. Regarding railway subsidies, Mr. Ross had formerly
condemned granting of bonusses to the
C.P.R. bnt at the last session of parliament he voted for a large sum to be given
to this great corporation. Mr. Burrell
in touching upon the duty on fruit said
apples coming from the United States
into Canada paid 40c. duty per barrel
while those going from Canada to the
States paid 70c. Our peaches paid two
cents a pound against one cent on the
U.S. product coming into Canada. He
believed that the fruit industry should
have legitimate protection the same as
other industries. When the question of
the revision of the tariff had come up in
the House Ross was butting into provincial politics in the Shatford-Curtis campaign and neglecting his duty at Ottawa.
Referring to the postponement of the
election in Yale-Cariboo Mr. Burrell has
frequently stated that the Conservative
governmeut had always managed to have
the election brought off on the same day
as the other elections. Ross opposed this
plan thinking that he could ride into
into parliament on the recent result of
the Dominion elections. There was no
reasonable ground of excuse for deferred
elections. It was possible to get to the
utmost limits of the riding with the ballot boxes, and proclamations and make
all other arrangements long within the
time prescribed by law. j He asked for
the support ot the voters of Princeton
and district, firmly believing that he
would be elected on the 12th day of November.
STRAWS SHOW HOW THE WIND BLOWS.
Mr. Burrell impresses his hearers with
fairness, moderation and honesty of purpose. Never descends to drivel, vile insinuation or low personalities. His campaign is that of a gentleman. No wonder he had repeated plaudits and rousing
cheers at the close.
Even Mr. Burrell's opponents speak
in high praise of him. Electors will
take pride in such a representative at
Ottawa, who will reflect honor upon
them in the councils of the country.
As a life-long exponent and advocate
of Liberalism, as a friend of purity iu
government and clean, personal character of representatives, and believing that
the best interests of the country, the Similkameen, Princeton and vicinity will be
better conserved, the Star unequivocally
stands for Burrell. Mr. Ross is so vindictive, revengeful and intensely parti-
zan that he is a dangerous man to occupy
a public position. He is the kind of man
to divide peaceful communities* into factions and disrupt social harmony and
intercourse.
Feeling that his cause is lost Mr.
Ross is now flooding the country with
wheezy stump orators and party.hacks.
He has literally papered Yale-Cariboo
with that most servile of all newspapers,
the demi-Semi-Okanagan. Where does
all the money come from? The Star
would like to receive about $40, earned
in 1904 for printing an address.
This is the time to get a. telephone put
in, although it is well to recollect that no
Conservative need apply.
TOWN AND DISTRICT.
People Passing to and fro and Current Events Here andThire. •
K. G. Hankinson, contractor on the
V. V. & E. was in town yesterday.  .
C. V. Prosser, of the Similkameen
Saddlery Co., returned from Keremeos
last night.
J. H. Kennedy, C.E., visited Princeton
yesterday.
The Rev. J.Thurburn-Conn will deliver
the first of a series of lectures on Nov-,
ember 23rd. Subject—" Citizenship " :
It's blessing, power and influence.
Donald and Mrs. Macphail came up_
Wednesday last from Hedley going to
their home on Thursday's Nicola stage-.
Mr. Macphail is improving steadily hi*»
general health, now so long impaired.
Many friends will be glad to hear of his .
complete recovery.
F. C. Lane, railway contractor,  is in .
town on a business visit.
The brother of H. H. Avery was defeated <br Frontenac after representing
that riding for eight years as Conservative.
Public worship on Sunday by Rev.
Mr. Conn in the Court House at 7.30 p.m.
J. O. Coulthard is getting his skating
rink in shape for flooding.
Arthur Hickling,. Managing Director
of the V. F. M. Co., left for England
to-day.
E. B. McDermid, Chas. McHardy and.
Victor   Odium  were   in   Princeton  last
week   looking   for   investments.     They!
are all Nelson business men.
Geo. Goode left for Chilliwack last^-
Saturday.
The ghosts, witches and goblins ofr
Princeton entertained the school children-
at the teachers' house on Hallowe'en .
night.
Ladies and gentlemen interested in a.
Christmas tree for Princeton children are
invited to meet at the home of Mr. and'
Mrs. Cochrane on Friday evening to dis-
cuss ways and means.
Choice cased eggs at the Big Store—
45c. per dozen.
 THE     SIMILKAMEEN     STAR
November 4, 1908
THE  STAR
SUBSCRIPTION RATE:
One Year,
$2.00
Payable in Advance.
Subscribers will confer a favor on this office by
promptly reporting any change in address or
irregularity in receipt of th eir paper.
Advertising rates furnished on application.
Legal notices io and 5 cents per line.
Four weekly insertions constitute one month
advertising.
No transient advertisement inserted unless
accompanied with the cash.
NOTES AND COMMENTS.
It  is  the  same  in politics as in
any  other  walk  of life.    When a
person trys to  boost  himself by recounting the "great" things he has
accomplished,    the   " marvellous"
feats he has  performed, he is generally 'set down' as an incompetent,
a blowhard.     A   really competent,
able man, who   'does things' never
boosts  his  own  work.    His deeds
speak for themselves and he knows
•that no  words  of his can add any
•merit  to  them.    He is  content to
Cleave theui to the judgment of the
people.    Mr. Ross is now tolling of
: the wonderful things he has accomplished for his constituents at Ottawa.     "See  what  I have done for
you!"    "I  brought the railway !"
' "I built the  telephone line !"    He
omits  any  reference  to  assistance
received  from the  people  directly
.interested in these projects by petitions and otherwise.    He  is totally
blind to the fact that thepeople pay
him $2,500 a year for  occupying a
back  seat  in  the  House of Commons and transacting their business
He despises   the   term "public servant" and   seeks   to   dominate and
drive  his  constituents  as so many
sheep ; his convenience, not theirs ;
■ his opinions, not theirs ; his wants,
not  theirs    are   his first considerations.    With Ross, representing the
people  is  only   "a game,"   he the
dealer.   Sooner such men are exiled
to private life better for the country
people and voters.
Vote for the candidate who will
not give Princeton a black eye and
treat it with prejudice.
—Mr. Ross has evinced a pettish-
ness and partizanship unbecoming
a public servant and member of
parliament by descending to low
personalities and in attacks on absentees, throwing down men who
assisted him in his first election and
whom he in Nov. 1904 "appreciated very much their good work"
but v^hom now he recognizes not.
He did this thing in 1908 and he
will do it again. It is in the nature
of any self-seeker to do it and Ross
would throw his nearest friend if it
suited his purposes.
Vote against the crime of deferred elections.
Mr. Burrell, though a Conservative, will be able to accomplish more
than a mere tool of the government.
He has nothing to graft and his
honesty of character and purpose
with his well known ability must
command the attention of the Government and respect of the House.
Many Orangemen are supporting
Burrell.
NOTICE.
NOTICE is hereby given that thirty days after
.-date we intend to apply to the Supt. Provincial ^Police,' Victoria, for a renewal of retail liquor
license for the Great Northern Hotel, Princeton,
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MANLY & SWANSON.
Princeton, B.C., October 15th', 1908.
NOTICE.
NOTICE is hereby given that thifty days after
date I intend to apply to' the Supt.  Provincial  Police,   Victoria,  for   a renewal   of   retail
liquor license for Hotel Otter Flat, Tulameen, B.C.
W. J. HENDERSON.
Tulameen. B. C, October 15th, 1908.
NOTICE.
NOTICE is hereby given that thirty days after
date the undersigned intend to apply to the
Supt. Provincial Police, Victoria, for a renewal of
retail liquor license for Hotel Tulameen, Princeton, B. C.
McCOSKERY & KIRKPATRICK.
Princeton, B. C, October 15th, 1908.
NOTICE.
Some sordid voters say : "Oh, if
Burrell is elected we won't get anything." First—What has Princeton received from or through Ross
anyway ? A railroad that will not
be built in ten years at the present
snail's pace ; a telephone line that
is the laughing-stock of the world
and with it Ross slaps the people of
Princeton and vicinity in the face
by denying them a public phone
for months; denies Conservatives
a phone ; refuses to place all the
Dominion offices here in a separate
building managed by a competent
person although he distinctly and
definitely promised to do so and
said "it was a policy which would
commend itself to the public," refuses to place Princeton on an equal
basis with Hedley by withholding
customs and postoffice facilities and
accommodations similar.   Secondly
Certificate of Improvements
Frieda, Cabin, Colorado Fr., Edward 7th, Fr.,
No's 6, Fr.; 7Fr.; 26. Fr. and 27 Fr., mineral
claims,. situate in the Similkameen mining-division of Yale. Where locat d: On Copper
Mountain.
Take notice that I, G. Evert Baker,-Free Miner's
Certificate No. B20055, acting for self and as agent
for T. T. Burkhart, F.M.C. No. B20053 and Frieda
E. Baker, F.M.C. No. B20054, intend, 60 days from
date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for a
Certificate of Improvements for the purpose of
obtaining a Crown Grant of the above claim.
And further take notice that action, under section 37. must be commenced before the issuance of
such Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 19th of September, A.D. 1908.     39-48
TENDERS FOR DREDGING.
SEALED TENDERS addressed to the undersigned and endorsed " Tender for Dredging
Coal Harbour," will be received until Friday, 30th October, ioo8, at 4.30 P.M., for dredging
required at Coal Harbour, Vancouver, Province
of British Colnmbia : —
Tenders will not be considered unless made on
the form supplied, and signed with the actual
signatures of tenderers
Specification and- f~rm of tender can be obtained on application to G. A. Keefer, Esq.,
Resident Manager," New Westminster, and at the
Department of Public Works, Ottawa. Tenders
must include the towing of the plant to and from
the works.. Only, dredges can be employed
which are registered in Canada at the time of the
filing of tenders: Contractors must be ready to
begin work within twenty days after the date
they have been notified of the acceptance of their
tender.
An accepted cheque on a chartered bank, payable to the order of the Honourable the Min ster
of Public Works, for one thousand .- dollars
(1,000.00), must be deposited as security. The
cheque will be returned in case of non-acceptance
of tender.
The Department does not bind itself, td accept
the lowest or any tender. ....,.,...„
.By order,
NaP. TESSIER, j„i ■*_,
Secretary.
Department of Public Works,
Ottawa, October 7, 1908.
Newspapers will not be paid'for this advertise-'
ment if they insert it without authority from the
Department.
.    ft-.!*. -, .H?.iT^:»itVti*»
HUGH MAGUIRE
I have recently leased the shop run by
G. Murdoch. By strict attention to business and good workmanship hope to receive your patronage.
Horse Shoeing a Specialty
Repairing Promptly Done
Prices Right—Terms Cash
The* Jg
Princeton
Livery |
and     1
Fee*
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
Satisfaction guaranteed. .   j ■
A GOOD
SPRING TONIC
is what you require.
Campbell is the man to
see about it.    Don't delay.
CIGARS AND
TOBACCO
&mt Noriera
MANLEY & SWANSON, Props.
First Class room and board
Wines, Liquors, Cigars
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need to eat meat if you want to
enjoy life.    We have the best.
SUMMERS & WARDLE
BUTCHERS
PRINCETON
A. MURCHIE "ggf*
PHOTOGRAPHER Portraits, sc
Photos of Families taken at their
Homes—Views of Princeton
and Surrounding Camus.
AMATEUR WORK FINISHED
Address   «    PRINCETON. BC.
AT-
lie Cili Drugstore
J. R. CAMPBELL.
PRINCETON - -
B.C.
F. W. GROVES
giyil and ITining Engineer
B. C. Land   Surveyor
Examinations and   reports   made   on
mines and prospects. ff.-.^J
Has   a   thorough   knowledge   of   the
Similkameen and Boundary Districts.
Plans of all Surveyed l,ands and Mineral Claims
nrthe District. PRINCETON. B.C
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WHISKEY
MINERAL WATER
make a
Sold bv all Dealers.
PRINCETON   LODGE,
I.O.O.F. No. 52.      .
Regular meetings, 8 p
m., Thursdays.
Sojourning brethren welcome.    Hall situated in
Star building.
N. H.tJSTQN, .',  J. O. COULTHABD.
6 Noble Grand. Secretary.
JT
IS
November 4, 1908
THE    SIMILKAMEEN   STAR
Sealed Tenders addressed to the undersigned,
and endorsed " Tender for Public Building,
Vernon, B.C.," will be received at this office
until 4.30 p.m. on Friday, November 20,1908, for
the construction of a Public Building at Ve.-non.
Plans and specification can be seen and forms
of tender obtained at this Department, and on
application to the Postmaster at Vernon.
Persons tendering are notified that tenders will
not be considered unless made on the printed
form supplied, and signed with their actual sig
natures.
Each tender must be accompanied by an
accepted cheque on a chartered bank, made payable to the order of the Honourable the Minister
of Public Works, equal to ten per cent., 10 p.c,
of the amount of the tender, which will 6e ft r-
fcited if the person tendering decline to enter
into a contract when called upon to do so, or if
he fail to complete the work contracted for.
If the tender be not accepted the cheque will be
returned.
The Department does not bind itself to accept
the lowest or any tender.
By order,
NaP. TESSIER,
Secretary.
Department of Public Works,
Ottawa. Octobei 20, ig(8.
Newspapers will not be paid for tin.-* ac vertise-
ment if they insert it without authority fi^..
Department.
VOLUNTEER BOUNTY ACT,
1908.
Warning to Purchasers.
EVERY assignment of the right of a South
African Volunteer entitled to a laud grant
must be by way of appointment of a substitute and must be in the form provided by the
Act.
Special attention is called to Sub-section 3 of
Section 5 of the Volunteer Bounty Ac', 1908
which provides that no assignment of the right
of a volunteer by the appointment of a substitute
shall be accepted or recognized by the Department of the Inierior which  is n< t kxrcitt  i>
AND DATED AFTER THK   DAT-  OP THE   WARRANT
for the lan 1- grant issued by the Minister of
Militia and Defence in favor of the Volunteer.
J. W. GKEENWAY,
Commissioner of Dominion
Lands, Ottawa.
Fire, Life and
Accidental
! Insurance
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
Real Estate, Insurance, Notary Public
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WE PAY ALL FREIGHT CHARGES.
For the balance of the year on all orders made up from our catalogue and
amounting to $25.00 or over, we will pay the freight charges.
Send for our Hardware and Harness Catalogue.
This offer applies to all lines of Hardware and Harness excepting Fence Wire,
Farm Wagons, Stoves and Platform Scales.
What Does This Offer Mean?
It means that the'people living in the far West buy at the same price as the
people of the East. It also means that the consumer can buy direct and as cheap as
the largest retailer besides having no freigiit charges to pav whatever.
We positively pav the freight charges to any station in. Western Canada excepting the Yukon territory.
Fill in the coupon and send for our catalogue to-day.
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