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 All Roads, Trails, Rivers, Radiate from Princeton.
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The person who sees no good even in an enemy, is no good.
The call of the Similkameen is for Capital to Develop its great Natural Resources—Permanent Exhibits of Ore should be made at
Mining; Centres—Gold, Platinum, Silver, Copper, Iron, Coking Coal, Placer Mining, Timber, Agriculture, Real Estate, Climate Unexcelled.
PRINCETON, B.C.,   WEDNESDAY,   SEPTEMBER 30, 1908.     $2 a Year, in Advancer
Vol. ix. No. 40.
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FINE BRICK SAMPLES
First Kiln of Brick Proves to
Be Excellent Quality
and Color.
Brickmaking Another Industry with
Payroll, and Payrolls Make
Great Cities.
Coulthard & Gow, after many delays
and discouragements, turned out a small
kiln of brick last Saturday at their works
between Angela and Harold Avenues
Mr. Gow, who is the practical end of the
firm, has, after a summer of patient and
persevering experimentation and toil,
been rewarded with a very fine product of
brick. Perfect in finish, of excellent
texture and cohesiveness, possessing a
metallic ring so much desired by brick
makers, there is no doubt this firm has
solved the brick problem for Princeton
' and the farther confines of the Similkameen district.
The temporary plant uow in use will be
replaced by the most improved machinery for the manufacture of- building and
fire brick and later cement blocks with
the material found at Camp Roanie. A
rock crusher, integrator, puddler, augur
and heater will be installed, having an
output capacity of at least 5000 bricks
per day. The motive power will consist
of a 20 h.p engine.
The usual price of brick in Princeton
is $50 per thousand, but for about a year
none could be obtained. When the new
machinery is at work the firm expect to
make the price so reasonable that builders
will prefer brick before any other material. Orders are already being placed
ahead.
The fire clay found in coal measures,
with the cement, makes it possible to
turn out a better brick than the famed,
ones of ancient Egypt and Babylon.
All the elements for a first class brick
material are found here. Parties having
quarries of limestone should now begin to
produce as the^e is certain to be a market
for lime.
Mr. Coulthard expects to continue work
all winter. This marks the beginning of
a permanent payroll in Princeton, for
which this firm are deserving of encouragement and success.
name of the writer accompany the article (not necessarily for publication but as
evidence of good faith) ; and that the
writing be on one side of the paper. No
editor with a particle of honor will ever
divulge the name of a writer unless permitted by him or her to do so. The Star
has no objection to letters appearing
with a fictitious name. A letter is often
of more weight witLout the real name of
the author. The celebrated letters of
"Junius" in an English newspaper did
much in exposing political crime and
lechery among the bigwigs, the real
author having never been made known
by the editor. Truth reads as well over
a nom de plume as the real name. Persons who affect to not notice fictitious
letters to the press are prompted to do so
nine times out ten through guilty fear.
Thousands of letters appear daily in the
most respectable press of the world, the
authors being nnknown. The Star welcomes any letter, no matter how signed,
dealing with matters of public interest.
It is the contents of a published letter
[which make it of any intrinsic value, not
the signature. Send along your grievances.
LETTERS TO THE PRESS.
Many persons having a grievance or a
kick to make immediately fly to the editor, imploring him to expose such a
wrong ; rib up such an one or tackle such
a government. It never seems to occur
to these people that the columns of any
newspaper are always open for letters to
the editor, the conditions being that the
writer uses proper language ; that the real
ORE TO SPOKANE FAIR.
An exhibit of ore from Copper Mountain, Friday Creek, Kennedy Mountain
and One-Mile was sent to the Spokane
Fair on Friday last. E P. Wheeler, of
Conconully, Wash., owner of high giade
copper properties at Friday Creek, has
taken a deep interest in this exhibit and
will personally superintend the display
of the ore as well as give any information
regarding it to enquirers. W. McDou
gall, of the United Empire, sent some
very fine specimens of topper carbonates
and also coal from the U,E. Many other
good samples from numerous owners
were sent. A permanent exhibit representative of the whole of Princeton district, should be made at Spokane. Every
resident, whether owner of mining property or not, would benefit by the increased prestige of such an exhibit and
should be willing to assist in promoting
it. The outlay in collecting and shipping the present exhibit amounts to $35
tp meet which a subscription list will be
necessary. J. R. Campbell and F. P.
Cook attended to the collecting, packing
and shipping of the ore samples, thus
aiding in some very good advertising of
this section.
The Ladies' Guild, the Oddfellows and
public subscriptions, for the relief of the
Fernie fire sufferers, have been forwarded
to their destination. The ladies sent a
lot of clothing to the distressed little
ones, the Oddfellows contributed $32 in
cash and. the general public gave #3
which was sent through the Bank of
Commerce.
A bridge across the Similkameen at
Ashnola is being agitated for.
TOWN AND DISTRICT
Indian Summer in all Its Glory
and Beauty Pervades
the Land.
Frost Upon the Vine, Dew is on the
Heather. Birds Feeling Fine,
Away Bother!
C. deB. Green, P.L.S., was engaged
last week re-locating parts of One-Mile
road running through ranches which it
disfigured.
O. Rain, recently indisposed with a bad
cold in the mazzard, is recovering.
L. Reinerky, topographer for the Dominion geological survey now being made
of the gold-platinum zone on the upper
Tulameen, was in town Monday to get a
packer and cook for his party. He is
making good progress with the work and
expects to be finished about the end of
October. Messrs. Camsell and Allen,
geologists, have quit work for the season
and have gone out. Harry Robinson has
completed his term as chef and packer
to the party, being succeeded by 'Prof.'
Warn pole.
Gordon Murdoch, wife and daughter,
have gone on a visit to Fairview, Penticton, Kelowna and Veinon.
Tennis on ice! An enthusiast on tennis claims that the game played on ice
will be much more exhilarating than in
the orthodox way. He proposes to flood
an acre of ground on one of the flats
around town, making the court treble its
present size. The sporting editor of Star
thinks the experiment is worth trying
and if possible prove that this good old
summer game can survive the rigors of
winter and the jokes of Jack Frost. Ten-
nisonians, where are your skating, tools ?
A scud of snow fell on Hope mountains last week.    It soon vanished.
Proof of the booklets descriptive of
Princeton and district, issued by the
Board of Trade, has been received from
the News-Advertiser. The cover designs
are good and altogether the issue is creditable and of undoubted service in directing attention to this country.
Bill Scruby is at Keremeos helping to
build a bridge.
A COTTAGE HOSPITAL.
The question of a cottage hospital for
Princeton is one that demands attention
from all residents of this district. In
other parts of the province hospitals
of this description have been erected or
are about to be. Hospitals are universally recognized among civilized peoples
as necessary for treatment' of disease.
Appreciating that, fact .governments encourage and assist the construction and
maintenance of hospitals. Premier McBride recently offered to give an equal
sum to that raised by citizens of Ashcroft
and Lillooet for a cottage hospital at the
former place. He also promised $1 per
day for every patient treated in the hospital, whether paying or non-paying
ones. The need of a hospital in Princeton, where the hazardous occupation of
mining will always contribute a large
proportion of the emergency cases, is so
self evident as to requ're little, if any,
argument. The Board of Trade and citi1-
zens geneially should 'give this matter
early consideration.
TELEPHONE MATTERS.
Superintendent Stevens of the telephone line was in Ptinceton lecently;
but his stay was so short that few people knew of his presence.* It is certain
he did not give the Howse Co. connection
with the main line nor did he offer any,
[explanation why Mr, Ross, the Liberal
[candidate, does not allow him to serve
this firm as others are served. There is
'no reasonable excuse why this firm is
deprived ot a phone as the wire has borne,
more than at present and its capacity in
no wise effected. Then the matter of
Mr. Ross depriving Princeton of a pub-'
lie telephone for so long has never been
explained, although Mr. Stevens has said
he has "documentary evidence" to prove
where the blame rested. Almost any
schoolboy knows who to blame.
SUSPECTS ARRESTED.
The suspected murderers of Thomet at
Midway were arrested at the Nicola coal
mines last Tuesday, Their names are
Green and Rice, natives of Wales and
England, the elder being aged 40 years
and the younger 20. They passed through
Princeton at 2 o'clock in the morning on
ther way to Nicola to procure work at
the mines. Stopping at the Otter Flat
hotel, Mr. Henderson elicited the information from them which gave a clue to
detectives Ashton and Gillis who there
struck a hot trail for Merritt where the
suspects were arrested and taken • to
Greenwood for trial. Mr. Henderson is
clearly entitled to a portion of the le-
ward of $1,000.
Avery & Avery having completed their
neat looking real estate office are about
to fence their premises.
Duck and blue grouse are quite plentiful and some good bags made. Geese
have not begun flight from the north.
Deer are reported plentiful on the Roche
by trappers Leavitt, Ryder and Parker.
Beautiful, crisp September mornings.
Land of the shining sun and clear, dry'
atmosphere. When the railway is completed to the coast this district will be a
health and pleasure resort for the web-
feet down by, the moist, sad sea shore.
Then, only five hours will be necessary
while-it takes three days now to travel
from Vancouver here.
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THE     SIMILKAMEEN     STAR
September 30 1908
.* THE STAR. 4
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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.
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JEKYLL OR HYDE : WHICH ?
When  Smith Curlis said that he
was avers, to  the  postponement of
Kootenay election day after the time
set for the general elections the Star
was one of a number of independent   and  influential journals that
lauded  him  for  his manly, defiant
course.    He  offended  Ottawa and
pricked  the smug  pride of those
candidates  who    were  anxious to
take advantage of tbe deferred day
for daring to  run   his own election
without    playing   toady  to  them.
A change has, however, come over
Mr. Curtis.     He  is  now the very
antithesis  of what   he  boldly proclaimed   from the platform a month
ago—he accepts and trust favor the
deferred. election   day in Kootenay.
His courage failed.    He has beaten
an  ignominious  retreat.    Posed as
a hero,   acted   the coward.    O", in
consistency, another name added to
thy long list   of fallen and.cast into
the political boneyard.
Is  that  you,   Curtis?     A  man
whom all  the .country believed to
be sincere and  conscientious,   suddenly truckling to the machine and
spoiling  a   record  for independent
speech  and  action.     Two courses
were  open   to   Mr'. Curtis.    Either
to quit the field   altogether   or run
as  a   candidate  of   the   Laborites,
with whom he claims to be in sympathy.    His  political career would
then   have   remained   unsrairched.
But  he  chose  to,*be  a mere time
server and place-hunter, dominated
by the machine and losing the confidence  of many who had set their
hopes upon him.    Tried.and found
wanting.   ,He  has ruined any pro
spects  he  may   have had at first of
being elected.
The volte face of Mr. Curtis has
completely unmasked the real standing of the Liberal party in Kootenay. Drowning men and sinking
parties catch ' at straws, even the
broken' one of a delayed election.
There cannot be a scintilla of justification for a deferred election in
Kootenay'and it is only a quaking
fear of the Conservative candidate
that drove Mr. Curtis to his flimsy
cover.
received    with    pleasure.      There
were many subjects,  some being of
real  interest.    "Should  a man be
boss of his own  house?"  "How to
Improve the Postal Service;"  "Are
Early Marriages Conducive to Happiness  and   Longevity   of   Life?"
" Is it Possible  to  Improve Social
Conditions' in  Princeton ?"   "Does
Money. Make    the   Gentleman?"
"Should Women Vote ?," &c.   The
speeches  were  all good and funny
and everthing seemed  to make for
a pleasant and profitable  evening's
entertainment.     The   last    named
subject fell to the lot of a lady who
treated it  with  much sincerity and
some heat.    She said that woman's
finer  perception   of what  is right,
and  her  undeviating  course when
once her mind was  fully 'made up' I
that  she  was   right,   her  love  of
justice, children  and  the home, all
fitted her for the duties and responsibilities of voting.    She would not
be strong  on j party, her aim being
to elect best candidate.    She would
never vote for a red headed whisky
barrel  while  a  clean,   decent man
was in the race.    She thought parties   were  about   equal   on policies
and both were loyal to the country,
but it must be a clean, upright person to make good legislation.   Why
not have more of these parties ? •
The   WBt
Princeton
Livery
and 1
Feed
Stables
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.
YouF
Nine Fine Ranches
160 to 640 Acres Each
Good Soil and Well Watered, all from
two to ten miles from Princeton. In the
lamous fruit belt of B.C. -Prices range
from $5 to #15 per acre.
Two elegant business corners, also inside business lots.
A nice 5-room residence on two lots.
12 most   desirable   Residential   Lots,
Cheap.
For Rent—A    5-Room   house.      One
small house.   Nice location,
List your property with us.
AVERY & AVERY
Real Estate, Insurance, Notary Public
FOR SALE.
Lot 4, Block Pour ; Lots 8, 9 and 10
Block One.   Price, $500 Cash.
Adddress : M. M. POWERS,
Vancouver, B.C.
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need to eat meat if you want to
enjoy life.    We have the best.
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TULAMEEN, B. C.
Wm. J. Henderson
SUMMERS & WARDLE
BUTCHERS
PRINCETON
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Tobacco
Largest Sale in Canada
MANLEY & SWANSON, Props.
First Class room and board  £$$
WM Wines, Liquors, Cigars
WOMAN SUFFRAGE.
A party of six or seven intellectuals were guests last night at a
neighbor's bright home when the
proposition for each oue to draw a
subject named on a slip of paper
and speak impromptu  thereon was
A GOOD
SPRING TONIC
is ■ what you require.
Campbell is the man to
see about it.    Don't delay.
CIGARS AND
TOBACCO
 AT	
The dig Drug Store
J. R. CAMPBELL.
PRINCETON B.C.I
Princeton, B. c.
F. W. Q ROVES
Civil and flining Engineer
B. C. Land  Surveyor
Examinations and   reports   made   on
mines and prospects.
Has   a   thorough   knowledge   of   the
Similkameen and Boundary Districts.
Plans of all Surveyed Lands and Mineral Claims
n the District. PRINCETON. B.C
PRINCETQN   LODGE
I.O.O.F. No. 52.
Regular meetings, 8 p
  -^^s__E_^'       m., Thursdays.
Sojourning brethren welcome.    Hall situated in
Star building.
N. Huston, J. O. Coulthard.
6 Noble Giand. Secretary.
bALEDONIAN
WHISKEY
CLEAR ROCK
MINERAL WATER   ■$•'.$',
make a
Perfect Blend
Sold bv all Dealers.
It Pays to Advertise.
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.September 30, 1908
THE    SIMILKAMEEN   STAR
LOCAL AND GENERAL
Schoolboys who are in the habit of
taking a 'shot' at windows had better
take warning from parents and the constable. For destroying property which
does not belong to them the penalty is
severe and may include a term in jail.
Mrs C. Saunders was a visitor to Keremeos last week.
Mrs. W. C. McLean, ill with throat
trouble for some time is recovering.
In accordance with the new Act Dr.
Schon examined a dead' Chinaman at
Granite recenty—to prevent infection if
necessary.
To S Sloan aud Jack Macdonell have
shifted the late residence of A. Bell to
Fenchurch Av., where it is reported it
will be occupied by a new married cou.-
ple on their return from honeymoon tour.
C. .iE. Shaw, P.L.S., was in town yesterday.
As yet the Stir has received no answer
from Mr. Stevens or any of his political
superiors or inferiors regarding the public telephone and the refusal to grant the
Howse Co. telephone connection with the
main line. The invitation to ventilate
telephone matters in the Star if not accepted by the political push will result in
this paper ignoring any invitations from
them.
I Diphtheria is epidemic in Trail.
NOTICE.
Certificate of Improvements
Frieda, Cabin, Colorado Fr., Edward 7th, Fr.,
No's 6, Fr.; 7 Fr.; 26, Fr. and 27 Fr., raineial
claims, situate in the Similkameen mining division of Yale. Where located: On Copper
Mountain.
Take notice that I, G. Evert Baker, Free Miner'8
Certificate No. B20055, acting for self and as agent
for T. T. Burkhart, F.M.C. No. B2C053 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.     39-43
Trade Marks
Designs
Copyrights &c.
Anyono sending & sketch and description may
quickly ascertain our opinion free whether an
invention is probably patentable. Communications strictly confidential. HANDBOOK on Patents
sent free. Oldest agency for securing patents.
Patents taken through Munn & Co. receive
epecial notice, without charge, In the
Scientific Hier icai,
A handsomely Illustrated weekly. Largest circulation of any scientific Journal. Terms for
Canada, $J.75 a year, postage prepaid. Sold by
all newsdealers.
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Branch Office, 625 F St„ Washington, D. C.~
A. MURCHIE "SSJ?
PHOTOGRAPHER hhtiib, sc
Photos of Families taken at their
Homes—Views of Princeton
and Surrounding Camps.
AMATEUR WORK FINISHED
Address   -    PRINCETON. KC.
TULAMEEN
...LIVERY
SAM CASSIDY, Prop.
Driving   Rigs,   Pack and
Saddle Horses for Hire
Horses Pastured and Delivered
For iurther particulars  apply to
SAM   CASSIDY, •
Tulameen, B. C.
is   M      ^
T\Regular meetings.
«„_-. ,. ^J       m., Thursdays.
Sojourning brethren welcome.
Star building.
N. Huston, J. O. Coultha» r>
6 Noble Grand. Secretary.
PRINCETON   LODGE
I.O.O.F. No. S-.
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Hall situated in
WOli, VALLANCE
& LEGGATT, L'ld.§
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Complete stocft ol Shell and Heavy Hardware
Sporting Goods and contractors' supplies
VANCOUVER, B. C.
THE CANADIAN BANK
OF COMMERCE
HEAD  OFFICE, TORONTO
B. E. WALKER, President
ALEX. LAIRD, General Manager
ESTABLISHED  1887
Paid-up Capital, $10,000,000
Reserve Fund, -    5,000,000
Branches throughout Canada, and in the United States and England
Pf\ 11MTRY R SI Q S M FQ Q Evet7 facility afforded to farmers and
bUUraini DUOIWI-OO others for the transaction of their
banking- business.    Sales notes will be cashed or taken for collection.
BANKING BY MAIL
Accounts may be opened by mail, and
monies  deposited   or  withdrawn  in
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this way with equal facility.
A. J. MARLOW, Acting Manager, PRINCETON BRANCH
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Similkameen Valley Saddlery Co-
harness and saddles I
Whips, Bits and Spurs
BOOTS and SHOES MADE TO ORDER
Harness Repairs and Boot Repairs Attended to. First Class Work
Similkameen Lumber Co., Ltd.
J, F. Waddell, Mgr,
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ROUGH AND DRESSED LUMBER
All kinds  of mouldings made.       Orders promptly-
attended   to.       For   further   particulars   apply   to
J. F. WADDELL, Princeton,
Interest Charged on Accounts 30 Days Overdue.
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Princeton
Don't buy your Fall and Winter goods
before calling on us*    We carry
complete lines=Prices to suit.
Just arrived from the  east: a large
Consignment of Bedsteads,
Mattresses, Etc.
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September 30 1908
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SMLKAMEEN DISTRICT
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ERNEST   WATERMAN,
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VERMIKON    FORKS   MINING   AND     DEVELOPMENT    CO'Y
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