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Construction of V.,V. & E. within three miles of Princeton; Rails promised to be laid this far by the Jst of May, the promising month of May,
May it bz so—After years of waiting with hands tied Patience is at last to have her reward—The year 1909 will mark a new era of prosperity
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Vol. ix. No. i.
PRINCETON, B. C, WEDNESDAY,   DECEMBER 30, l^eftiW  $2 a Year in Advance,
THE ALASKA=YUK
Mineral Display from this Province will be Best Can
be Gathered.
Specimens Selected by Agent who will
Travel Around and Make a
Personal Examination.
As the result of correspondence in connection with the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific'
exposition between the secretary of the
board of trade and R. W. Brock, acting
director of tne geological survey department at Ottawa, it has been decided that
Mr. Broadbent, collector for the national;
mineral museum, shall act as collector
of the specimens of minerals and ores'
which are to be sent from British Col-
J umbia to Seattle fer the exposition in the
spring.
Mr. Broadbent will travel round as
many mines, as possible and select the
finest specimens which are to be obtained.
Mr. Brock suggests that mine managers
be notified as to what kind of exhibits
will be required so that they may have
their best materials ready for Mr. Broad-
bent's visit. The board of trade is pre
paring tie necessary information as to
what mines should be represented aud
how and when it will be most convenient
for the collector for the national museum
to visit them.
Fiom some of the more-distant mines
it will be necessary for the specimens to
be sent to a central point as, although it
will be impossible for. Mr. Broadbent to
personally visit the mines yet it is felt
that no opportunity should be let slide of
sending the very best collection to
Seattle that British Columbia can produce. Mr. Broadbent will begin work as
soon as the geological department has
been informed that the preliminary arrangements are made
A certain amount of financial assistance
may possibly be given through the department of mines at Ottawa but it is not
expected that this will nearly suffice to
cover expenditures and local assistance
will be needed.
The matter is one which is being en
tirely taken charge of by the dominion
government and the provincial government cannot therefore give direct assistance though they have promised the help
of one of their officials towards making
a permanent display of the minerafs collected for the Seattle exposition at
Ottawa.
The board of trade has therefore, at the
suggestion of some of the local mining
men issued the following letter to all
mine managers and those interested in
mining throughout the district. It may
be   mentioned   that several  substantial
subscriptions   have   already   been    promised :
Dear Sir:—I beg to advise you that
Mr. R. W. Brock, of the geological survey of Canada, has been in communication with this board in regard to the dis-r
play to be made at the Yukon exhibition
at Seattle next year. Mr. Brock states
that it is the intention to send an experienced officer of the department here to
look after the final selecting and display
of specimens that have been collected—
which should illustrate all natural economic substances of the district.
It is intended to take the specimens
displayed, after the Seattle exhibition is
over, to Ottawa and place ihem in the
new national museum there.
Mr. Brock asks the co-operation of the
board of trade in obtaining at once such
specimens in minerals which he suggests
should be about one cubic foot in size.
As you may be aware, this board at
almost its own expense collected the display recently made at Spokane and was
successful in securing several diplomas
in addition to six valuable cups.
Ij. has also during the past year collected together a very valuable assortment of mineral specimens which, when
added to and completed should form a
display that will not only be of great interest, as it has already pr-ved to visitors
to the district, hue also be of value to all
interested in the mining and other in
dustries of this part of the province.
I am therefore directed to ask vou to
kindly give your assistance to this important matter, that you will yourself
endeavor-to obtain suitable specimens of
your own mine and will let this matter
be known among those with whom you
are associated.
The board feels, however, that a share
of the expense should be borne by those
likely to obtain direct benefits and asks
that you will if possible assist the objects
in view by financial aid. The contributions received will be placed in a
separate fund, called the " mining exhibit fund " and will be devoted to (i)
the expense of collecting exhibits for the
Seattle exhibition ; (2) the expense of
properly arranging and adding to the
present display in the board of trade
building.
Will you be good enough to acknow.
ledge this letter and let me know how
far you will be able to be of assistance.
E. K. BEESTON, Secretary.
Neil B. McFadden and wife arrived from
Nighthawk last week and are now living
on Kenley Avenue.
A cousin of Steve Brooks arrived in
Otter Valley last week. They met for
the first time in twenty-five years.-
Public worship in the Coiirt House on
Sunday at 7.30 p.m.   Rev. Mr. Conn.
Everything is in readiness for the masquerade Thursday evening. A large
turn-out is assured.
SANTA CLAUS' GIFTS
Children Glad and Adults Entertained with Songs
and Dance.
Time Honored Christmas Tree Attended by a Large Number
of People.
No child in Princtton school district
laid its head on a pillow last Thursday
night without having made the acquaintance of generous old Santa Claus. Every
boy and girl, so far as human skill could
ferret them out, had their names enrolled
for a gift off the tree. The children all.
wore smiles, of course, and their little;
hearts beat high when Santa read out the
name which accompanied each gift.
May the Christmas Tree never be forgotten or allowed to lapse for want of a
little consideration for the children.
There was a good program and all
carried out the parts assigned them with
such mastery of the characters in dialogue, song or play, that it would be
difficult to make special mention of any.
Rev. Mr. Conn as chairman, always puts
an audience at ease and he says the right
thing at the right time. Mesdames
Waterman and Marlow sang. The for-
mei is an old favorite of Princeton audiences, and the latter has proven musical
talent of a high order. Of the dramatis
personae Mr. Cochrane, Miss Murdoch
and Miss McMullen and Masters Sykes,
Coulthard and Semerad together with
Schneider's Band, kept the large audience
in high glee. The dancing of Miss
Coulthard and the recitations by the
four little girls in white were especially
pleasing features of the entertainment.
Little Dolly Waterman captivated the
spectators with her comical recitation
and won hearty applause. After coffee
and cake had been served to all the floor
was cleared for dancing which lasted till
about midnight.
flavor and the firm juicy body which cannot be obtained where like conditions do
not prevail. The apple is a hardy fruit
that reaches its greatest perfection in a
climate where there is some snow and
frost, which imparts to it a flavor that is-
absent fromit where produced in a zone-
where the sunshine is almost perpetual'
and where Jack Frost is given but little
opportunity of showing what he can do<-
when it comes to turning out a perfect
apple.
The section around Rossland is suited*
in every  way for the producing of the
best possible apple, and this is borne out'
bv  the splendid- specimens of the fruit
that  is  being   grown  in   our   orchards.
The results so  far achieved  are so good?
that  a much   larger acreage  should   be
planted.    It   seems  nothing  short  of a
pity that an exhibit of our fruit could not
have graced the National Apple show at
Spokane, and we are  certain   i..-t they
would have captured a  large number of
prizes   and   brought   this    section   pro-v'
minently  before  the  public  as  a  fruitgrowing region of great merit.
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B. C. APPLES THE BEST.
The best advertisement that fruit from
this province ever received was at the
National Apple show, recently held at
Spokane, when the Kelowna exhibit
carried away prizes which aggregated
$4,423. This was, indeed, a great testimonial to the worth of the apples of this
province. There were only forty boxes
in the entire Kelowna exhibit. The
Hood River apple so far has held tne
centre of the stage in the full glare of the
limelight and has been the most popular
grown on the Pacific slope north of or
south of the line, but it now must take
second place as the banner apple is the
Okanagan. The climate, the soil and the
touch of frost which apples receive in
this  province give them the color, the
WAS   CHRIST    BORN   AT
CHRISTMAS
Editor Star—Sir: Was our Lord
Jesus Christ born at Christmas? No, He
was not ! This Christmas tradition began about 230 years after His birth, and
only spread through the Church slowly
during the fourth aud fifth centuries.
That he could not have been born on the
25th December is seen from such considerations as the following:
(1). His birth came to pass, as far as
man was concerned, at Bethlehem because of the tribal numbering, and the
day for that must have been fixed some
considerable time beforehand. Now, the
authorities would avoid fixing a day in a
season when the weather, might be
stormy, and by making the roads impassable prevent the tribal numbering being
earned out correctly owing to the diffi
culties in transit. As our Lord Himself
said : " Pray ye that your flight be not
in the winter."    (Matt. 24-20).
(2.) In Asia Minor the pasturing of
the flocks by night only takes place
during the warm weather, when owing
to the heat of the sun in the da3'time the
sheep do not feed, but crowding listlessly
together seek whatever shade there is to
be found. Therefore in Palestine arose
the rule of sending out the flocks to feed
(Continued on 4th page.)
The Nickel Plate mine at Hedley will
probably close down on January ist for
the winter and not resume till May or
June on account of water. It is estimated
that the net profits oft the Nickel Plate
for this year will be in the neighborhood
of $450,000.
Messrs. Hill and Simmouds, musicians*
for the, masquerade, ariived to-day.
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THE     SIMILKAMEEN     STAR
December 30, 1908"
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STAR
SUBSCRIPTION RATB:
One Year,   -    - ... $3.00
Payable in Advance.
Subscribers will confer a favor 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 mouth
advertising. I
No transient advertisement inserted unless
accompanied with the cash.
19084909.
The year 1908 is within a few
hours of having completed its cycle
and the dawn of another year is
high upon the sky. The closing
year has not been remarkable in
any respect if one may except the
facts of almost universal peace and
general prosperity. No great social
or political disturbances, no wars,
■_____5??£ nor famine,   nor pestilence.    Death
has garnered its annual harvest of
rich and notable persons and the
meek and* the poor have had to pay
their toll t6 the inexorable decrees
of nature. So the past year differs
,little from its predecessor and the
-even course of Time pursues its
way.
There is little in the past to benefit.   The ploughman and the helmsman only look  back  to  avoid possible errors  in their onward course.
Neither worry nor remorse straight-,
en the crooked furrow or deviating
com...    Behold youth, ever setting
"its face toward the rising sun of the
.future.    We look with longing eyes
toward the tomorrow but we cannot
tell what a moment may bring.     It
is  often   the  case  that   men chide
their "luck" and  say all manner of
evil things,   but  they   must know
that their destiny is largely in their
own bands, for, as 'we sow so shall
we reap.'    Princeton will never be
anything else than what the people
make it.    No man can prophesy its
future  for  that  is  subject   to   the
whims and  caprice  of citizens.    If
we  want  progress  and  prosperity
we must put in the ingredients that
produce  progress and prosperity—
energy, capacity, hope, enthusiasm
and loyalty.
The receding year in the  history
of Princeton will  take its place in
the ordinary   channels   of   record.
•No  revolution  of a  social,   financial  or  industrial    character  have
enforced themselves    upon   public
attention.    The  Dominion election
came and'went  without any deep
or serious conviction  of wrongs or
rights having been adjusted or considered.    The  outstanding   featuie
of the election in •Yale-Cariboo indicated that coercion or any attempt
to force opinion upon electors would
be  strenuously    resisted.     Indeed
the days of bull-dozing  are  ended
and adherence to party is no longer
considered   necessary  for  the purposes  ot. intelligent  voting—blind
followers   are  a menace to healthy
government and   the year 1908 disclosed  the fact  that  Yale-Cariboo
has few of this class.
Waiting for railway transportation in a frontier town is not a continuous merry-go-round. ■ Years of
deferred hope 'maketh the heart
sick.' Some nine years of waiting
and yet it comes not. It is nigh,
and unless all tbe signs fail it will
be here in 1909. All progress in
Princeton and district hinges on the
transportation facilities. Coal and
ore tonnage are here in abundance
aud no one will be surprised to see
two railways tapping this section.
F. W. GROVES
j Civil and Timing Engineer
B. C. Land   Surveyor
^    Examinations and   reports   made   on
mines and prospects.
Has   a   thorough   knowledge   of   the
Similkameen and Boundary Districts.
P|i2 percent interest charged  on all accounts 30 days overdue.
NOTICE.
Notice is hereby given that sixty days from
date we are applying for a license to prospect
for coal on the following descril ed laud, viz :
Commencing at a post placed at the S.E. cor-
* ner of lot  1822, Similkameen   division of Yale
' district, and  extending thence east  80 chains,
C north 8a chains, west 80 chains, following trend
I of Similkameen river, thence south 80 chains to
All  PpH"   Popifir pahV ViflQ ' PO"1* of commencement
AU ■Kea     -racinc caDie nas , *- The united empire co. L't-d, n.p.l.
Pel W, C. McDougall.
Princeton, Nov. 30th, 1908.
NOTES AND COMMENTS.
The
proved  a  success, both financially
and  otherwise,   under government
management, and a scheme is now I
being pushed by several members ofj
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UUI,6 f_-_- j       _ .        Certificate of Improvements.
the Canadian Cabinet for a Govern-.Frieda, Cabin,  Colorado Fr.,   Edward 7th, Fr.,
. No's 6, Fr.; 7Fr.; 26,  Fr. and 27 Fr., mineral
ment Cable acrOSS   the  Atlantic.      It I     claims,  situate in the Similkameen mining- di-
i    vision of  Yale.    Where   located:  On Copper
is said that such a cable would re-'   Mountain
Everybody buys
xma&Presenis
The City WW, Store
has   a   varied __ock to
select from.N^
Iji—j
Call Early and See the GoooJs^
Perfumes
Fancy Articles
New Store
New Goods
City Drug Store,    Bridge St.
, ., I       2       uu-ir       P    Take notice that I, G. Evert Baker, Free Miner's!
duce the present rates by halt, and . certificate"   ««ss« ---—<....k.„jo.,™„.!
still make money.
NOTICE,
■oerancaie 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
  11 date hereof, to ap_ply to the Mining Recorder for a
_. r  1 ■    i » •        •     I Certificate of Improvements for  the  purpose  o
The   bunch   of   little  Countries   in | obtaining a Crown Grant of the above claim.
, j     And further take notice that action, under see
the corner uetween   Austria, Russia \ tion 37. must be commenced before the issuance of
] such Certificate of Improvements,
and Turkey One   never   knOWS ex-|     Dated this 19th of September, A.D. 1908.     39-48
actly   how   many   they   are—;is   in |
trouble   again.    It happens almost 1
every year about this time.    When
the crops are gathered in, the men
take their guns and go out hunting
each other, to while away the time
until   the spring   ploughing.    The
trouble is more important than usual
this  year, as  Austria  is  taking  a
hand, and will probably gobble up
two     or     three     of     tbe     little
countries, if the other great powers
will let her.    It would probably be
the best thing that ever happened
to tbe countries gobbled.
Notice is given th*t thirty days after date I
intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of
Lands aud Works for a license to prospect for
coal op the following described lands- in 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 chaius, tast
5o chains, north.40 chainr, wes' 40 chains, north
40 chains, west 40 chains, south 140 chains, east
40 chains north 20 chains, west 20 chains to
point of commencement and containing 640
acres. „.WILMOT.
J. J. O'Leary,
Located'Nov. 19th, iqo8. Agent.
INSURE NOW I You Don't
Know what to=morrow
may bring forth.
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PRIrOTON, B. C.
The   moverr.ient  for   uniting   the
Methodist,  Presbyterian   and  Congregational churches in Canada is
making good progress.    The joint
committee   representing   the   three
churches has closed its fifth annual
conference in peace and friendship.
It now expected that the union will
be completed  in   1911.    The  new
church will  be called the "United
Church   of Canada," and will include about two-thirds of the Protestants of this country.    All differences of belief between the various
churches were got over long ago,
the  only trouble now being about
the funds and property of the various  churches.    Did some one say
that the desire for money was the
root of all evil ?
Variety   of  Rigs—Good   Roadsters—
Big Stables—Courteous Attention
. to all Customers.
Proprietors
liThef.  ■
Princeton
FARM LANDS
FRUIT LANDS      1
STOCK RANCHES
CHICKEN RANCHES
Business ti
IN PRINCETON
AVERY  &, AVERY
RealsEstate, Insurance, Notary Public
TRANSFER OF LICENSE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that I intend
to apply to the Supt ot Provincial Police.
Victoria, B. C, for a transfer of the license held
by me for the Tulameen Hotel, Princeton, B. C,
to W. C. Fry.
SAMUEL McCOSKERY.
Princeton, Dec. 12, 1008.
TULAMEEN, B.C.
PRORIETOR
Stables
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PRINCETON   LODGE
I.O.O.F. No. 52.
Regular meetings, 8 p
v»g- ________        m., Thursdays.
Sojourning brethren welcome.    Hall situated in
Star building.
N. Hoston, J. O. Coulthard.
6 Noble Grand. g ?'Secretary.
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.
Skating Rln.
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.
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J. O. COULTHARD
Proprietor.
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December 30, 1908
THE    SIMILKAMEEN   STAR
EIGHTEEN CENT COPPEE.
Questioned as to the effect of the prospective rise in the price of copper on the
electrical engineering business, the president of a corporation which is a considerable consumer of that metal said to a
representative of the Wall Street Summary :
" We do not wony about the price of
copper. Of course it is going higher. In
my opinion it will be 18 cents a pound in
February. More than one-half the
world's copper consumption is in small
factories and shops. The little foundries
of our country and Europe use twice as
much copper, in the aggregate, as is
worked up by the great engineering cor
porations. It is ihe little fellows that
pay the high prices. My corporation did
not buy any copper to speak of when it
got above 20 cents a pound. We bought
largely at 16 cents to 18 cents, and after
that we depended upon copper mines
owned by directors in our corporation.
" As trade is going, we are able to sup
ply all the copper consumed by our electrical factories from our own coppei
mines. One of our copper mines is
doing so well in production that we are
doubling our smelter capacity. In six
months this smelter will turn out copper
at the rate of 2 000,000 lbs. a month.
The metal costs us about 10 cents a pound
loaded on the cars at the smelter for a
3,500 mile haul to tidewater "
TRANSFER OF LICENSE.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that I intend
to apply to the Supt ot Provincial Police.
Victoria, fit. C, for a transfer of the license held
by me for the Tulameen Hotel, Princeton, B. C,
to W. C. Fry.
SAMUEL McCOSKERY.
Princeton, Dec. 12, 1008.
THE CANADIAN BANK
OF COMMERCE f
NOTICE.
To all whom it may concern:
TAKE NOTICE that I will not be responsible for any debts cc ntracted against the Find-
lay Estate unless authorized by me.
LUCIE C. HOLMKS,
.Administratrix.
HEAD   OFFICE, TORONTO
B. E. WALKER, President
ALEX. LAIRD, General Manager
ESTABLISHED 1887
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MARRIED.
Schiilz-Dennison—At the Presbyterian
Manse on the 23rd December, by the
Rev. J. Thurburn-Conn, Ernest Charles
Sohulz to May Nettie Dennison, both
of Hedley.
NOTICE.
Accidental
I Insurance
INSURE NOW: You Don't
Know what to*»morrow
may bring forth.
FORSALE
FARM LAND5
FRUIT LANDS
STOCK RANCHES
CHICKEN RANCHES
Paid-up Capital, $10,000,00©
Reserve Fund, -   5,000,000
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.
S-iilkameen Valley Saddlery Co-
harness and saddles
Whips, Bits and Spurs
BOOTS and SHOES MADE TO ORDER
THE KETTLE RIVER VALLEY RAILWAY
CO. will apply to the Parliament of Canada at Us
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.
NOTICE.
NOTICE is hertby given that I am applying
for a license to prospect for coal on the following
described land, viz.: Commenting: 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
t j point of commencement.
WM. S. WILSON.
December 28th, 1908.
Business & Residential Lots
jj IN PRINCETON
AVERY & AVERY
RealsEstate, Insurance, Notary Public
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Xmas Candles, Mils
Fresh oysters
Tobaccos St Cigars
Oyster cocktaiisff
Harness Repairs and Boot Keaalrs Atienoed to.
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First Class Work
Similkameen Lumber Co., Ltd.
J. F, Waddell, Mgr.
ROUGH AND DRESSED LUMBER
AH kinds  of mouldings made.       Orders promptly
attended   to.       For   further   particulars   apply   to
_#- F, WADDELL, Princeton,
Interest Charged on Accounts 30 Days Overdue.
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gOARD OF TRADE, PRINCE-
„ TON  B. C.    Meets first Monday in
each month.
W. C. McDougaw A. J. Marlow,
President. Secretary.
TINKS
FRESH FIGS AND DATES
It Pays to Advertise.
WWD, VALUNCE
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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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Complete sioch or Shelf and Heavy Hardware
Sporting Goods and Contractors' supplies
, B.C.
Dissolution of Partnership,
THE! PARTNERSHIP heretofore existing be-
tween W. J. Kirkpatrick and McCoskery iros
under the style of McCoskery & Kirkpatrick a*
hotelkeepers, has this day been .dissolved bv
mutual consent. '
All accounts due to the firm are payable to
W.J. Kirkpatrick, who will receive _11 accounts
against the late firm. Accounts must be in hand,
within 30 days from date.
W. J. KIRKPATRICK.
Princeton, December 12th, 1908.
A. MURCHIE "S5"
PHOTOGRAPHER ""raits, I
Photos of Families taken at their
Homes—Views of Princeton
and Surrounding Camps.
AMATEUR WORK FINISHED
Address   -    PRINCETON. EC,
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by night between Passover and the
" former rain-" : that is from the middle
of April to the beginning of October.
(3). The Romans, with their wonted
care for the prosperity of the countries
under their rule, would not fix the census during the season of agricultural
optrations. Roughly speaking there extended for a period of fourteen weeks
from the middle of April. Thus by a
process of exclusion we narrow down the
period during which the tribal numbering could take place to the months of
August and September. In fact Lewin
in his Fasti Sacri (page 115) fixes the
first of August as the probable date of the
birth of our Lord and Saviour. Be this
as it may, we know that shepherds would
not be with their flocks in the field on
the 25th of December, or anywhere near
that date.
How, then, did Christmas become so
universally recognized as the birthday of
our Lord?   Because Christmas was the
birthday par excellence universally recognized throughout the pagan  world.
The birthday of whom?   Well, that de
pended upon the country in which you
might  be.    For instance, in  Egypt the
Son of Isis (the Egyptian title for ' the
Queen  of Heaven ") was said  to be at
this time.     But   by whatever name he
might   receive   locally, as an   essential
principle of the old mythology is that the
sun is the  only   one   God.   The   great
original is the sun, the great sustainer of
all physical liie, and the only source ol
all energy on this globe.    For a moment
try to imagine the thoughts of the old-
time inhabitants of this northern hemis
• phere, the world's grey fathers, as thej
watch  the sun getting lower and lower
down towards the horizon.    Each day he
rose later, and ascending to a lower place
in the heavens, descends to disappear the
quicker from the eyes of his watchers.
Will   the    downward    course   ever    bt
stayed?   Will the chill gloom breaking
forth from the north finally quench his
life-giving rays and she would be left to
darkness ?       We   know   what   happen?
when   we   go   farther   north   when   the
traveller sometimes dies, borne down by
an overwhelming depression born of the
sun's absence.    At length, however, these
ancient watchers on some lonely tower 01
hilltop marked tl'at the downwaid pro
gress  had  been   stayed,  yet  scarce  can
they note any  upward course until   the
twenty-fifth of  December.    Hurrah ! he
is returning to gladden  the earth : the
Lord of the Day is born again !   See the
grim forces of darkness issuing from the
north  are   driven each   before  his all-
-conquering rays !
Now by means of the branch of science
called " Comparative Religion " we can
trace the garb of the tonsured priests, the
lighted candles beside the monstrance or
transparent case in the form of a sun
with rays containing the round cakes or
consecrated wafers, and the various ceremonies of Roman and other Churches, to
their plain origin in the worship of the
sun: and equally in the feasting and
other performances at Christmas we see
the same thing. For instance, it is called
"Yule-tide" Now " Yule " is Chaldee
for " little child " and in the " Yule log"
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little tree laden with gifts for the children
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shadow the •' metalis invicti soles "—the
birthday of the unconquered sun.
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■^^E^jeferred to by God in Ezekiel
8.    13-16.
Tammuz is the Babylonian name for
" the camentedom " that is, the sun at
his winter solstice. Hence while the
women wept for Tammuz (for women
must weep) towards the north, the place
of darkness, the men are seen worshipping the sun towards the east or the
place of his rising. Nay more, the prophets expression lower down in the same
chapter " they put the branch to their
nose," reminds us of another Yule-tide
ceremony, the kissing under the mistletoe bough. The Druids) and here our
science enables us to trace each belief
and practice to Babylon) regarded the
mistletoe as a divine branch that came
down from heaven to grow upon a tree
sprung from the earth. And a kiss being
the sign and pledge of peace, reconciliation and forgiveness, kissing under the
mistletoe bough was a combined act of
worship and acceptance of the fact set
forth Hence the gladness, laughter and
merriment.
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" Hog Manai " signifying " The feast of
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