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Various kesources and Dry, Healthful Climate.
Grafter Legislators are Enemies of Progress and Prosperity.
Vote for the Candidate whose record In his own town is creditable to himself and its citizens: Such a man will not bring discredit upon
his constituents or his country—Fair treatment, such as is given other similar places, is what Princeton demands—Let conscience vote.
Vol. ix. No. 43.
PRINCETON, B.C., WEDNESDAY,   OCTOBER 21, J 908.
$2 a Year, in Advance
TOWN IS ADVANCING
Slow and Steady Progress is
Noticed which Must
Quicken Soon.
Business   and Residential Structures
Completed Recently Swell the
Year's Total.
That Princeton is making progress one
has only to look around and see the new
b.nildings erected, or iu course of erection. Tbe latest building to be erected
is that of J. R. Campbell, druggist, on the
corner of Bridge St. and Harold Ave.
Mr. Campbell-has outgrown his*present
stand, hence the new and more commodious quarters. It is one of the most
eligible sites in town. The building is
25x40 and is being erected by Contractor
Irwin.
The Vermilion Forks Co's new office
building is now under roof and presents
a stately appearance in that quarter. It
is the first building put up this year on
Vermilion Avenue. Wheu finished it
will be an ornament to the town.
Messrs. Avery & Avery, real estate and
insurance, have completed very handsome office quarters and' are now fully
equipped for business..
W.Thomas has finished his large block
and it is now ready for occupation. The
ground floor is adapted for stores or other
business callings and the upper storey is
a fine, large hall, suitable for all bublic
entertainments and gatherings.
Len Huston has erected a handsome
dwelling on Kenley Avenue, which with
other residences near give that portion of
the town a homelike designation.
J. O. Coulthard is having the finishing
touches put ou his ample residence on
Angela Avenue. This building is a distinct addition to this part of the town
and a decided improvement.
Princeton is slowly and yet surely forging ahead. Nothing short of stolid indifference on the part of citizens can stay
its advancement. As a united and harmonizing people, loyal to the town, we
should not be backward in urging our J
rights and obtaining a fair return for our
taxes. Every due that is coming to the
town from either the federal or provincial government should be legitimately
and persistently asked for until granted
If we do not ask it is certain we will not
'receive.
The Great Northern Hotel has improvements under way which represent
several thousand dollars, and which will
require a separate descriptive article.
Broomfield & Garrison's new livery
stable also represents a large outlay of
money and is an important addition'to
the business interests of Princeton and
vicinity.
THE ORE EXHIBIT.
The ore shipped to Spokane for exhibition at the Fair recently held there is
reported to have attracted much attention from mineral men. E. P. Wheeler,
who had charge of the exhibit, says that
it was one of the best ever made in Spokane and will do an immense amount of
good in advertising the mineral resources
of the country. There is no reason why
a good exhibit of ore should not be pei-
manently on view in Spokane and one
or two other mining centres. Exhibitions of anything representing the resources of a country are recognized as the
most effective means of inducing capital
to be invested. It is the actual seeing of
these resources lhat is so convincing.
Fifteen thousand people passed in and
put of the Spokane exhibition every day
which proves the value of an exhibit of
pie.
and by the smile on his face it looks as
though the wedding bells will be ringing
shortly.
Miss E. Thynne, of Otter Valley, has
returned from Nicola after spending a
pleasant holiday.
Snow has made appearance on the
summits of the higher hills.
TULAMEEN TUMTUM.
Geological Party Still at Work—New
School Opened Last Week.
(From Our Special Correspondent.)
Chas. F. Law, of Vancouver, is in town
this week looking over his placer
interests.
Mr. and Mrs. Tyrrell, of Hedley, passed
through town on Snnday on their way to
Nicola, being called there by the sudden
death of their grandson. Mr. Jas. Innis,
of Hedley, was also with Mr. and Mrs.
Turrel.
Charles Debarro, of Granite, was in
town Monday.
Mrs. J. G. Thynne and Miss Edna
Lyall, of Otter Valley, were visitors to
Mrs. W. J. Henderson on Sunday.
Some people have fits but not the ones |
that live at Tulameen and Nicola.
J. H. Jackson's new flume across the
river is nearing completion, j
W. A. Davis " Ah Punk " has com
pleted the trail to Coutney mountain.
John Lang is having a cabin built in
town, Mr. John Riddell being the con
tractor and builder.
Mrs. Thos. Rabbitt is visiting friends
at Hedley.
Mr. Wookey of the Geological Survey
party leaves this week for Toronto to
resume his studies. Mr. Reinecke and
rest of party will continue work until the
last of November. At present the party
is camped on Mt. Olivine.
Miss O. Wilson arrived on Wednesday's
stage and will  take charge of the Tulameen   school.     Same   opens   Monday.')
Oct. 12th-.
W.J. Henderson"returned Wednesday
from Harrison Hot Springs much benefitted by his trip.
J. Cram, of Otter Valley, has gone
down to the coast for a few weeks
holiday.
The Tulameen livery has again changed
owners: Mr. Cassidy having sold out to
Harry Robinson, of Hedley. Mr. Cassidy
intends spending the winter iu Ontario
EIREMENS' DANCE.
Next Friday, beginning at 8:30 p.m.,
in Thomas's Hall, a dance will be held
under the ausoices of the Princeton Fire
Brigade. It is the intention of the Fire
Laddies to wipe out an outstanding debt
of $50 on the fire bell, the worthiness of
the cause alone being assurance of a large
patronage on this occasion. In respect
of fire fighting equipment, though necessarily crude in a frontier town, Princeton
is a long way in advance of its neighbors
in the Similkameen. The credit for this
is due to the brigade and its chief who
have withstood all opposition and given
to the town adequate fire protection for
•present needs. In a small town where
there is neither water works nor engine
a fire bell is absolutely necessary in summoning and arousing quickly human aid
to fight the fire. Everyone take a hand
in cancelling this measly debt. Tickets
$1.50. Come and hear the latest by the
Princeton orchestra—the " Good Evening " schottische.   Refreshments.
RAILROAD RUMBLINGS.
General Superintendent Brown of the
Great Northern was recently asked at
Phoenix when tracklaying would begin
west from Keremeos. He replied it was
a question which he could not solve.
Large additions to the laboring staff
are being made all along the linebetween
here and Hedley and it looks as if a big
push were about to oe made.
J. H Kennedy and wife were in town
this week from Keremeos. Mr. Kennedy
does not know when tracklaying will
begin. As engineer of construction he
may shortly be obliged to remove his
headquarters to Princeton. It is understood he has a residence in view here.
Attention is directed to a change in the
advertisement of Avery & Avery, to the
new ad. of the McTaggart-Wright Co.,
Winnipeg, and to the important advertisements of the Dominion government,
all on the 3rd page.
Magpies, pretty and useful, the last of
the lingering birds of passage.
Martin Burrell addressed a meeting last
night (20th) at Snoirnerland.
Public worshipMiext Sunday at 7:30
p.m. in court house—Rev. Mr. Conn.
Next JMonday is Dominion general
election day, Tuesday, Nov. 3rd is Uncle
Sam's day for choosing a President, Nov.
5 is Guy Fawkes's Day so dear to Orangemen, and Saturday night is Hallowe'en.
Now there is a program interesting to
man and boy. _,
TOWN AND DISTRICT
Booklets Descriptive of Princeton and Vicinity Ready
for Distribution.
Grist of Localets from Tulameen, the
Town Big with Destiny and
Imperishable Hope.
Monday, November 9, is Thanksgiving
Day. .
G. S. Holt, who was relieving Manager
Marlow 01 Bank Commerce during his
recent absence, went lo Revelstoke to
open a branch there. The Bank Commerce is the most enterprising and second
strongest of financial institutions in the-
Dominion.
The Board of Trade booklets descriptive of Princeton and district have been,
received and are a credit to the Board
as also to the News-Advertiser presses.
These booklets will be found very useful'
time-savers in replying to inquirers for
information about this district. Copies,
ready for mailing, may be had from Ihe
Secretary, A. J. Marlow.
A Shakespeaie Club, Terpsichorean
Societv, Skating and Toboggan Club and
a Boostei Club are all possibilities in the
social life of Princeton this winter.
Dr. and Mrs. Whillans and daughter
Frances of Hedley have gone east and
will be absent about three months. Mrs.
Whillans will visit at Edmonton and
Tofield and Dr. will take a post-grad,
medical course at Chicago. Dr. McGregor of Penticton and Manitoba College, will have charge of Dr. Whillans'
practice in his absence.
F. W. Groves, P.L.S.,and Thomas Day
assistant, are surveying an addition on
Waterman's flat.
Dave Sketchley has gone to the coast
to winter.
The advertising patronage of the Star
has not yet increased sufficient to warrant a return to six pages as formerly.
Local advertisers are few and there will
be some difficulty in obtaining outside
advertisements while this condition lasts.
A paper that has a generous advertising
support is in shape to solicit new business abroad. A sample copy of a paper
starved in its advertising columns will
not conduce to any increase.
A reception-presentation was held in
the court house Monday night, the guests
of honor being Rev. Mr. and Mrs. Conn.
Government Agent Murray of Nicola
accompanied by his wife was in town this
week.
Miss Dalby, a former school teacher in'
Princeton, has given up teaching atGrand
Forks owing to the sudden death of her
mother.
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THE     SIMILKAMEEN     STAR
October 21, 1908
DT.HE  STAR D
(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 their 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.
ELECTION DAY IS NIGH.
Canada is on the eve of a great
political battle. Next Monday is
the decisive day. Much is said by
both the leading parties about their
respective merits and what in their
opinions presage victory for them.
A calm view of the situation by an
unprejudiced mind will not be long
in arriving at the conviction that
there would be no great or good
purpose served by exchanging captains while"* t_e ship of state is gliding onward over a calm and prosperous sea. People nowadays have
eliminated sentimental considerations from their politics. No longer
does a party shibboleth make fanatics of voters. And no man with
red blood, in his veins and a cool
head will be led by the demagogue
or the mouthy tooter so often found
on the street or any old place where
two or three listeners may be found.
Men are doing more thinking for
themselves in the present campaign
than ever before. There is little
enthusiasm.  <
For business considerations alone
the Liberal party will be returned
to power. The progress and expansion of the Dominion under Lib
eral rule is simply marvellous. It
is not likely, nor is it reasonable to
suppose, that the thoughtful voter
will change his creed for some whimsical purpose. If he has a particle
of business acumen or sincere wish
for his own aud his country's welfare he will not swap his 'manager'
merely for the sake of change. Nor
will he give up tho tried and proven
for the new and untried.
No great question nor policy has
to be decided by the voter next
Monday. It is as if one were to
say to himself: "Let well' enough
alone ; that "i's"my duty for the present" and deposits his ballot accordingly. True, an epidemic of corruption broke out in one of the
departments but the Premier has
labored earnestly to stamp it out.
Because dishonest men got into the
employ of the government is not
to implicate the ministry. If the
government showed signs of connivance or condoned the offences of
•dishonest employees then there
.would be ground for ousting them.
But an investigation to catch and
•punish the culprits, instituted by
the government their selves, absolves
them of complicity or neglect. The
same thing might happen in any
ordinary business concern in the
 4.,v     "Qpnravitv and dishonesty
are unfortunately all too prevalent
but the remedy lies with the people
sending only the best type of men
to parliament.
No Liberal who esteems country
more than party will regret seeing
the late majority of the government
reduced one half, at least. A strong
opposition is one of the best safeguards for honest administration
and is only second to the governing party in good or evil influence,
as the case may be. An opposition, however, that merely opposes,
and obstructs, is not desirable.
There is much room for improvement in the morale of the whole
House and it is to be hoped that
there will be a large increase of
members in the new parliament who
believe in and act upon that grand
old principle : Righteousness, alone,
exalteth a nation.
The Star has been guided by
one principle in its attitude toward
Mr. Ross. He has shown a tendency to knock Princeton, which
this paper is prompt to resent, no
matter from whence it comes. He
should not show any favoritism
or partiality either to places or persons. The candidate who is not
big enough and broad enough to
lay aside pettishness ought to be
made stay at home. What has
Princeton done that it' should not
be a customs port of entr\', or have
all the other telephone and post-
office conveniences that other simi
lar places have ? Or why should
personalities intrude so far as to
deprive a company or citizen of
rights and privileges ? For such
gross and unreasonable discrimination Mr. Ross has not shown any
statesmanship or other fitness for
that of member of parliament.
Under these circumstances the Star
remains Liberal but not a servile
Rossite.
Blacksmithing
HUGH MAGU1RE
E.
Certificate of Improvements.
Frieda, Cabin, Colorado Fr., Edward 7th, Fr.,
No'.s6,Fr.; 7Fr.; 26, 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'8
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
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
Princeton
Livery
Feed
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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, i Prices right.
Satisfaction guaranteed.
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Win. j. Henderson
It Pays to Advertise.
A GOOD
SPRING TONIC
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Campbell is the man to
see about it.    Don't delay.
CIGARS AND
TOBACCOl
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Tiie Oil Drag Store
J. R. CAMPBELL.
PRINCETON - - -       B.C.
■F.'W. GROVES
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
Gitffl Northern
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MANLEY & SWANSON, Props.
First Class room and board
Wines, Liquors, Cigars
PffiCClM, B. C.
Y@&al
need to eat meat if you want to
enjoy life.    We have the best.
SUMMERS & WARDLE
BUTCHERS
PRINCETON
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PHOTOGRAPHER straits, «e
Photos of Families taken at their
Homes—Views of Princeton
and Surrounding Camps.
AMATEUR WORK FINISHED
Address . -     PRINCETON. JfC.
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. Huston, ' J. O. Coulthard.
6 Noble Giand. Secretary.
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October 21, 1908
THE    SIMILKAMEEN   STAR
fire, Life and
j Accidental
J Insurance
INSURE NOW : You Don't
I Know what to-morrow
may bring forth.
FOR SALE
FARM LAND5
FRUIT LANDS
STOCK RANCHES
CHICKEN RANCHES
Business & Residential Lots
IN PRINCETON
AVERY  & AVERY
Rial Estate, Insurance, Notary Public
FARM FOR SALE.
160 acres—30 of which cannot be surpassed for
growing hay and roots—7 miles from Princeton,
aijp known as Scotty's Ranch, on Copper Mountain road. Sealed tenders will be received by
tHE Trustees of the deceas ed Angus McLeod for
lift estate, up till the 13th of November. ■ Full
title will 1 e given, less the railway right of-way
which has been sold. The highest or any tender
not necessarily accepted.
A. MURCHIE.
G. MURDOCH.
Trustees _. McLeod Estate.
Princeton, Oct. 12th, 1908.
VOLUNTEER BOUNTY ACT,
1908.
Warning to Purchasers.!
EVERY assignment of the right of a South
African Volunteer entitled to a land grant
must be by way of appointment of a substitute and must be in the form provided by the
Act.
Special a*tention is called to Sub-section 3 of
Section 5 of the Volunteer Bounty Act, 1908,
which provides that no assignment of the right.
of a volunteer by the appointment CjTa substitute
shall be accepted or recognized bwthe 'Department of the Inierior which is $||pEXECtTT-D
AND UATED AFTER THE DATE OF THE WARRANT
for THE __a_n'i> grant issued by the Minister of
Militia and Defence in favor of the Volunteer. I
J. W. GREEtJWAY,
Commissioner oi Dominion *:,'
Lands, Ottawa.
28th September, 1908.
TENDERS FOR DREDGlNfl_\
SEALED TENDERS a4d&ssed to the un&er*
signed and endorsed " Tender for Dredging
Coal Harbour," will be received until Friday* 3°tn Ociuuer, iqoh, at 4.30 P.M., for dredging
required at Coal Harbour, Vancouver, Province
of British Columbia : —
Tenders will not be considered unless made on
the form supplied, and signed with the actual
signatures of tenderers
Specification .and f^rm of tender can be otv
tained on application to^o7^^*~^^^ferT^*_3sc^
Resident Manager, New Westt&Ttifl$frf^_i<lra$_ tljC
Department of Public Works, Ottawa.TfYenders
must include the towing of the plant to aud from
the works. Only dredges can be employed
wnieh are registered iu Canada at the time of the
filing of tenders. Contractors must be ready to
b_. in work within twenty days after the date
hey have been notified of the acceptance 6f 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 to accept
the lowest or any tender.
By order,
NaP. tessier,
Secretary.
Department cf Public Works,
Ottawa, October 7, 1908.
Newspapers will not be paid for this advertisement if they insert it without authority from tl e
Department.
THE CANADIAN BANK
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DEAD   OFFICE, TORONTO
B. E. WALKER, President
ALEX. LAIRD, General Manager
ESTABLISHED 1867
Paid-up Capital, $10,000,000
Reserve Fund, -    5,000,000
Branches throughout Canada, and in thlUnited States and England
PnilMTRY RIIQIf_J-QQ Eyerj^facility afforded to farmers and
bUUnini DUO I HI COO Others for the transaction of their
banking business.    Sales fiotes will be cashed or taken for collection.
RANKING   RY   MAN    Accounts maybe opened by mail, and
Drill IXIIlU   Dl    If I MIL        monies  deposited  or  withdrawn jin 1
this way with equal facility. 115
A. J. MARLOW, Acting Manager, PRINCETON BRANCH.
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Similkameen Valley Saddlery (jo.
S^JARjP|ESS and SADDLES       j
Whips, Bits and Spurs
BOOTS and SHOES MADE TO QJppER
Harness Repairs and Boot Repairs Attended to. First Class JKwu    1
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 Hardware1 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 freight charges to pav whatever.
We positively pay the freight charges to any station in Western Canada excepting the Yukon territory.
Fill in the coupon and send for our catalogue to-day.
ricTAGGART-WRIGHT CO., Ltd.,
WINNIPEG, MAN.
HAIL THIS COUPON TO-DAY.
ricTaggart-Wright Co., Ltd,,
Winnipeg, Man.,
Please   forward   to my   address   one of  your special hardware  and   harness
catalogues.
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All kinds  of mouldings made,*      Orders prornjgly
attended   to.      For   further   particulars   apply   to
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