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All Roads, Trails, Rivers, Radiate from Princeton.
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 23, 1908.     $2 a Year, in Advance:
Vol. ix. No. 39.
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SUNNY SIMILKAMEEN
Fruit   Growing   a Successful
Industry in the Prolific
District Valleys.
Orchards in this Section give Great
Promise—Horticulture Here
In Infancy.
Successful fruit raising is no longer a
matter of doubt in this particular section
of the Similkameen. Some hesitation
in planting extensive orchards was occasioned by the altitude, some 2,000 feet
Put it has been demonstrated by actual
production that all of the commoner
fruits will grow to perfection. With ordinary intelligence in selecting ground
with sunny exposure, away from cold
draughts, it is believed that Princetqti
district can be made to yield as abundantly as other parts of the Similkameen
where experimental fruit cultivation has
been going on f~r the past thirty years.
The fame of the Similkameen as a fruit
growing conntry is now world wide.
Some beautiful apples of the DuchesSj
<>f Oldenburg variety were recently laid
on the editor's table by E. Bair Hall. In
his orchard of more than a score of trees,
situated on the bank of the Similkameen
about three minutes' walk from the post
office, he has other varieties which have
matured as well as the Duchess, being
without spot or blemish. The trees are
all young and were not permitted to yield
all they could lest they should have overborne.
In Otter Vallev, which is two or three
hundred feet higher than Princeton, Jack
Thynne has had a splendid fruit crop this
year. His orchard is exceptionally
thrift}' and vigorous. The orchards belonging to Hugh Hunter and Charles
Harris, near town, would well repay a
visit before the fruit is plucked. The
latter orchard is on a bench about 300
feet above town. Mr. Harris has had
.some of his trees photographed, which
he will have published shortly.
CLIMATE IS MAGICAL.
O. Cote of Okanagan Falls brought up
a load of very fine fruit which he grew
on his place below Dog Lake. People;
laughed at Mr. Cote when he first attempted to raise fruit, but now their derision is turned into appreciative smiles
when he asks them to have a great, big,
sweet and juicy peach or apiicot. He
gro\?s sweet potatoes and peanuts as a
sort of pastime. Melons and tomatoes
grow without any help, except to irrigate. The peaches went like 'hot cakes'
at $1 50 per box of 20 lbs. Incongruous
.as'ft^nay seem there is every prospect of
the Similkameen  becoming one of the
greatest mineral and fruit producing dis-:
tricts in the world and Mr. Cote is helping to demonstrate it by his luscious
fruits. He is a typical western bachelor'
of a retiring disposition, which probably
accounts for his unmarried state—however, this is leap year and plenty of time
for proposals. He has 25 varieties of
apples.
NEW OFFICE BUILDING
The Vermifion Forks Co. began wotk
on Mondav otTa. large office building, to
be erected on the ground recently occupied by the old office which is being
removed rearwards. The new building
is 25x38, t*o storevs, and will be finished1
in latest and most appropriate style fori
office work. The architecture is so designed that _ wing may' be added at any
time which will afford accommodation
for official staff of the coal mine when in
complete operation; This building will'
be an important addition to that"part of'
the town and marks an onward step in.
its slow, but sure, development. E. Barr
Hall is in charge of construction.
TOWN AND DISTRICT.
Buildings are Nearing Completion
and Others Started.
Launching of Lusitania II, designed
by Skipper Routledge. took place on
Tullahard Lake, One Miie, last week.
The event was marked by an anti-prohibitionist demonstration. Like a duckling the craft darted into the misty deep
and Pilot Mackenzie with one hand on
the tiller, the other holding a glass,
rounded her to in the latest style of the
art of steering.
Mrs. James Snowden and Miss Myrtle
Schisler ate passengers on the incoming
Nicola-stage. - They are returning from a
visit to Ontario.
G. Evert Baker, of Portland, Ore., is
in town attending to his mineral interests
on Copper Mountain.
A. J. Marlow, manager of the Bank of
Commerce, takes holiday leave on Friday for about two weeks, going over the
Hope trail on hft way out. He will be
relieved by G. S. Holt, who comes from
Penticton here. Rumor says that Mr.
Marlow goes on a very delicate mission,
in which case an army of friends here
will wish him and all concerned a happy
home coming.
Mr. Phillips, of the A. E. Howse Co.,
Nicola, arrived last Wednesday, relieving
Mr. Charleton, who returns to Nicola.
Manager Lumsden is convalescing from
typhoid in a Vernon hospital but it will
be some weeks before he is strong enough
to return.
The music of hammer and saw is now
heard on every side and the busy carpenter wears a smile that won't come off.
Long may the music and smile continue.
TRIALS OF EDITORS
Newspapers Curtail Expenses
for\!7ant of Advertisers
and Subscribers.
Lacking   Patronage  Papers  Beduce
Size, Averting for the Present
Funeral Expenses.
The Trumpet appears this week as a
six-page paper instead of an eight as
formerly. We offer no apology. A cer
tain proportion between advertising and
news matter must be observed. Many of
our citizens have caught on to the fact
that a real live newspaper is a great factor in advertising a district and assisting
in its development and have accorded the
Trumpet a liberal support. Others appear to regard usi as a philanthropic iri-
stftution, devoting its best energies to
advancing their interests and requiring
nothing in return. As soon as this latter
class change their mind, and are willing1
to do the fair thing, we shall be pleased
to restore the paper to its former size.
Iu the meantime we must reduce our
staff and with less space at our disposal
endeavor to do what we can to hasten the
development of the district—a development which is bound to come—which
the lethargic may retard but cannot -.top.
—Keremeos Trumpet.
COCHBANE-H ARTIE.
The wedding took place on the 12th
inst, at the residence of J. C. Hartie, Bon
Accord, B. C, of his daughter, Miss H.
May, to Donald Cochrane, B. A., of
Princeton. The bridesmaid was Miss
Havergal Atkins, and W. B. Hartie, brother of the bride, was best mau. Rev..
Mr. Farrar of Tynehead conducted fhe
ceremony. Mr. and Mrs. Cochrane have
become citizens of Princeton, residingort
Fenchurch Avenue. The Star bids the
happv couple welcome to their new found
home on the frontier of civilization and
wishes them all jov, health and pros—
peritv.
SOMETHING QUITE NE^ffi^
A mirror which is at once a looking
glass and an ordinary window, will attract attention when it is more widely
circulated.- The glass is coated on tha
back with a mixture of amyl acetate,
guncotton and fusel oil, which is translucent and also acts as a silvering. It is
thus possible to have all window pan.es
turned into mirrors without impairing
their transparency. What throngs there
will be now in front .of-.tife shop windows to see the goody goods !
[Our confrere, the Trumpet, has the
sympathy of the Star. But sympathy is
too often a very superficial thing. It is a
poor substitute for bread. The Trumpet,
though a wind instrument, cannot live on
wind, suction or absorption any more
than the Star or the Gazette can. It must
have real, live, paying subscribers and
advertisers.^ A newspaper is just what
the people make it. Starve it and thei
poor, bedraggled thing will have to lop
off pages justasa poor fed man will have
to cinch up his belt a hole or two until
the last hole is reached and there is nothing more to cinch—the 'dead line' has
been crossed. The well fed man and the
well patronized newspaper are capable of
double work, and far more attractive in
appearance. A decadent paper represents the true condition of the community. The Star heartily thanks advertisers for their patronage and public-
spiritedness and also all subscribers who
are not more than two years in arrears
This week the Star takes in its belt a
couple of holes—from six to four pages
It saves a waste of labor and material.
Meanwhile it will make strenuous efforts
to procure "live" ads. in place of the
"dead" ones, and respectfully solicits
continued and increased patronage, hoping thereby to return to its wonted form
in about two weeks looking brighter and
more readable.—Ed.]
KiMGHT AND DAY.
Prospectors   Discover Lead of Very
Fine Looking Bornite Ore.
Billy Knight and Charley Day arrived
in town last week from a summer's prospecting trip. They were in Highland
Valley and tbe country lying between
the north branch of the Bonaparte and
the North Thompson and Cariboo road.
Mr. Knight is a partner in the celebrated
Transvaal mining property.
Specimens of very high grade bornite
were brought.from Seven-Mile creek,
where Messrs. Knight and Day located
the Twenty-Four Hours mineral claim.
The bornite is intermixed with carbonates also containing values. It is believed that at depth a strong lead will bis
developed, work on which will be commenced as soon as possible.
Adjoining the Twenty-Four Hours is
the Top Notch group, owned by Geo.
Chataway and partners. It has been
bonded to Reynolds & McDowell of
Butte, Mont., for the sum of $25,000.
Other claims along the creek show up
good ore indications, and the whole
country may be said to be of remarkable
mineralization.
Knight & Day left for the Hope summit intending to prospect the backbone
of that range, after which they will begin-
development of the Twenty-Four Hours.
The exceedingly low stage of water ii*
the rivers and creeks makes placer mining easy and profitable. Chinamen are
said to' be making 'good' money on the^
upper Tulameen.
Three autumn weddings now form the
leading social topic of local ladies.
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THE     SIMILKAMEEN     STAR
September 23 1908
I THE STAR. <£
J. M. WRIGHT.
SUBSCRIPTION RATE:
One Year,   -    - -    -~:"-M's. $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 month
advertising,  u   •:*■"'.
No transient advertisement inserted unless
accompanied with tne cash.
BE AN OPTIMIST.
What is required, in the Similka
meen today is a healthy spirit of
optimism—an optimism that creates
business and laughs at obstacles,
sees brilliant prospects ' aud labors
while the waiting period lasts. It
is not the men .who picture blue
ruin and whine and grumble, and
decry the efforts of the " go-aheads"
that accomplish anything. Search
theJworld over and it will be found
that no pessimist ever became a
captain of finance or was identified
with any progressive movement or
institution. Get the optimistic
spirit !    Be a captain !
Every man in .this district can-do
something,, by word or deed, toward
upbuilding  it. " Princeton,   as  the
commercial  centre  of the Similkameen, has every natural advantage
over any   of its present or prospective  rivals.     Its  chief asset  is, of
■course, _ mineral — coal,   ore   and
placer.    But   the extent of cultiva^i
ble  land,   scope  of pasturage   and
•timbered  sections   must ever be a
.great inducement  to  the small investor   and hottesecker.    Chicken,
• dairy and  hog ranches  must prove
profitable   investments.       Acreage
in select localities will be found very
productive of fruit.    Now, with all
these resources, a splendid  climate,
and  beautiful, location,   there is no:
reason why every man and, woman'
too, should   not  be  proud   of their
heritage    and   develop   a   healthy
spirit of optimism.
Princeton should have two thousand people here and in its immediate vicinity by the close of next
year, 1909. It can be done if each
person will constitute him or her
self into a booster club of one active
member. Enthusiasm and optimism are one and a booster is the
product of both. Induce friends to
invest and make homes here... Be
an optimist, a booster, anything but
a knocker, a sponge, a growler, a
pessimist.
Baal or support some grafter candidate then there is hope of purer
politics. It is men like Ross, of
Yale-Cariboo, and Mclnnes, of
Vancouver, who say " politics is
only a game." Where the moral
and material welfare of millions of
people are concerned legislators who-
make of politics a "game" ■ should
not be encouraged or supported.
Newspapers having the interests of
the; people at heart as opposed to
the "boss" or machine will not fear
to incur the disfavor of candidates
who tolerate or practise the "game."
Long may the World continue in
its present course.
If clean legislation and good laws
are desired, good and clean men
alone can be entrusted with the.
work. If water in the fountain is
pure, the source of its supply must
be pure—a natural "law that any
schoolboy is familiar with. Put
clean men. in parliament: result;
clean legislation and fair treatment
for any constituent even in so slight
a thing as a public;'telephone.
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Princeton
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Stables ||||
HUSTON   BROS., Props.
FOR SALE
Nine Fine Ranches
160 to 640 Acres Each
iGeneral 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.
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?J'...'   .
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.
The general elections for the Dominion of Canada will be held on
Monday, October 26. A week and
a day- later, November 3, will be
the Presidential election in the
United States. Thanksgiving Day
in Canada'wijl be held on November 9. So the bill of fare is not
lacking in interest for the next forty
days or thereabout.
You J
need to eat meat if you want to
enjoy life.    We have the best.
Lot 4, Block Eour ; Lots 8, 9 and 10
Block One.   Price, $500 Cash.
Adddress : M. M. POWERS,
Vancouver, B.C.
A. MURCHIE "Egf
PHOTOGRAPHER Mriraits.se
Photos of Families taken at their
Homes—Views of Princeton
i.-"v^.; and Surrounding Camns
AMATEUR WORK FINISHED
Addruss..«£;     PRINCETON. KC.
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SUMMERS & WAREE
BUTCHERS
PRINCETON
Great Northern
—jj Hotel-—
MANLEY & SWANSON, Props.
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Largest Sale in Canada
First Class room and board
Wines, Liquors, Cigars
NOTES AND COMMENTS.
Like the Star, the Vancouver.
World cannot " stomach " the Liberal candidate in its riding. The
World has sufficient independence
to say what it believes and to act
in the best interests of the people as
a whole as opposed to a "boss"
and the machine he operates.
When newspapers of either party
will throw allegiance to the winds
jrather than bend th_ knee to some
A GOOD i
SPRING TONIC
is what you require.
Campbell is the man to
see about it.    Don't delay..
CIGARS AND
TOBACCO
 AT	
Princeton, B.C.
The City Drug Store
J. R. CAMPBELL.
PRINCETON --■.-' B. C-
F. W. GROVES
Civil and Hining 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
PRINCETON   LODGE
I.O.O.F. No. 52.
Regular meetings, 8 p
^_^^, -^±_--        m., Thursdays.
Sojourning brethren welcome.    Hall situated in
Star building.
N. Huston, J O. Coot/thard.
6 Noble Grand, Secretary.
CALEDONIAN
WHISKEY
CLEAR ROCK
MINERAL WATER
make a
Perfect Blend
Sold bv all Dealers.
It Pays to Advertise.
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September 23, 1908
THE    SIMILKAMEEN   STAR
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LOCAL AND GENERAL
Peter Johnson left last Thursday for the
roast going direct to Seattle where he
has a business engagement with a surgeon of dentistry.
Ladies interested in sacred song and
hyuinal service, as well as gentlemen, are
i ivited to meet at the court house next
; Sunday at 7:30.
Kit Summers,  the V.F.M.  Co., J. O.
Coulthard  and  the  Howse  Co.,  are all
employing carpenters.
.   Suter & Wells are painting the annex
of the Greac Northern hotel.
Wm. Briton was down from Champion
creek last Friday and reports considerable
mining in the gold platinum belt.
W. E. Fish, brother of the late G. W.
Fish, went to Nicola last week and expects to return here shortly.
Two constables from theBoundary were
recently 111 Princeton on the trail of the
Midway murderers.
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THE CANADIAN BANK
OF COMMERCE 1
HEAD   OFFICE. TORONTO
B. E. WALKER, President
ALEX. LAIRD, General Manager
ESTABLISHED  1867
PRORIETOR
NOTICE.
Assaying
Gold, Silver & Copper, $1.
G. G. WEST, Provincial Assayer, 530
Richards St., Vancouver, B.C.
Certificate of Improvements.
Frieda, Cabin, Colorado Fr., Edward 7th, Fr., j
No's 6, Fr.; 7 Fr.; 23, Fr. and 27 Fr., mineral
claims, situate in the Similkameen mining division of Yale. Where located; 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. B20064, 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 87, must be commenced before the issuance of
such Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 19th of September, A.D. 1908.     39-^S
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Driving   Rigs,   Pack and
Saddle Horses for Hire
Paid-up Capital, $10,000,000
Reserve Fund, -    5,000,000
Branches throughout Canada, and in the United States and England
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DnftmllU   Dl     IflrtlL.        monies  deposited  or  withdrawn  in
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Horses Pastured and Delivered
For further particulars  apply to
SAM  CASSIDY,
Tulameen, B. C.
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HARNESS and SADDLES    ||
Whsps, Bits and Spurs
BOOTS and SHOES MADE TO ORDER
Harness Repairs and Boot Repairs Attended to.
First Class work
60   YEARS'
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Designs
Copyrights Ac.
Anyone sending a sketch and description may
alckly ascertain pur opinion free whether an
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Invention is probably patentable. Communications strictly confidential. HANDBOOK on Patents
sent free. Oldest agency for securing patents.
Patents taken through Hunn & Co. receive
special notice, without charge, in the
Scientific American.
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all newsdealers.
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J, F. Waddell, Mgr,
ROUGH AND DRESSED LUMBER
All kinds  of mouldings made.      Orders promptly
attended   to.      For   further   particulars   apply   to
J, Fm WADDELL, Princeton.
I It Pays to Advertise.
WOOD, VALLANCE
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Interest Charged on Accounts 30 Days Overdue.
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